Mears



Rising audit fees hit contractors

The accountancy failures surrounding the collapse of Carillion are costing other firms with government contracts millions of pounds in annual audit fees.

Published 3 September 2020

Mears prepares for second half return to normal levels for maintenance work

Housing maintenance contractor Mears is preparing to return the last remaining furloughed maintenance staff to work by the end of next work in anticipation of work returning to normal levels at the end of the year.

Published 18 August 2020

Mears hit by disposal of domiciliary care business

Housing services provider and maintenance group Mears has reported a pre-tax loss of £62 million in 2019 as it continues its exit from the domiciliary care business.

Published 28 May 2020

Independent scrutiny board launched to hold Mears to account

Housing and social care provider Mears Group has launched an independent scrutiny board to "challenge the company" and question its PLC board and senior managers.

Published 7 February 2020

Elderpark Housing appoints Mears as repairs contractor

Elderpark Housing has announced the appointment of Mears as its new repairs contractor.

Published 6 December 2019

Mears extends housing development presence in Scotland with new contract

Development specialist Mears New Homes has won a new contract with North Lanarkshire Council.

Published 27 November 2019

Mears awarded Scottish asylum accommodation contract

The Home Office has awarded asylum accommodation contracts worth up to £1 billion to Mears Group.

Published 9 January 2019

Mears appoints new chairman as Bob Holt retires

Bob Holt is to retire from housing maintenance contractor Mears Group after 23 years at the company.

Published 19 December 2018

Unite seeks assurances over Mears and Mitie workforce

Unite is seeking reassurances that its members will be protected after Mears Group agreed to buy Mitie’s social housing repairs and maintenance business.

Published 20 November 2018

Mitie’s social housing business acquired by Mears

Mears Group has agreed to buy Mitie’s social housing repairs and maintenance business for £35 million.

Published 19 November 2018

Mears signs new cost savings deal on PPP Highland schools project

Mears has signed a new deal with the Highland Council which will see millions of pounds saved over the lifetime of the Private Public Partnership (PPP) Highland Schools Project.

Published 20 April 2017

North Lanarkshire Council leader cleared over links to repairs firm

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council, who was reported to a watchdog for not declaring his friendship with executives at a company at the heart of a multi-million-pound council housing repairs deal, has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Published 22 October 2015

Work to restart on former Muirfield affordable housing development in Fraserburgh

Aberdeenshire Council has accepted a tender to complete a low-energy affordable housing development in Fraserburgh which temporarily stalled earlier this year.

Published 9 October 2015

Council leader reported to watchdog over housing repairs contracts

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been reported to a watchdog for not declaring his friendship with executives at a company at the heart of a multi-million-pound council housing repairs deal.

Published 16 July 2015

Construction skills academy opens in North Lanarkshire

A new construction skills academy has opened in North Lanarkshire. 

Published 6 February 2015