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A Perthshire building company was named the best contractor in Scotland at a gala evening in London last week hosted by Cathy Newman from Channel 4 News. Stephen Gardiner Construction, based in Auchterarder, was named Scottish Building Contractor of the Year at the Construction Awards of Excellence.

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The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i

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The UK Government has been urged to accelerate the transition away from red diesel by supporting the construction industry’s commitment to genuinely lower carbon fuels and to go further in its efforts to tackle the current shortage of HGV drivers.

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Many skilled construction workers may not have the language or technical skills to understand how to apply for settled status, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has warned. The Home Office has launched the public test phase of the EU settlement scheme, before its full launch on March 29.

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New plans set out by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a post-Brexit immigration policy would cripple the construction industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). A government-commissioned study which aimed to establish the current and likely future patterns of EEA migra

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The decision of Build UK to publicise the payment performance of its leading member companies has caused consternation among the construction sector. Figures published by the trade body revealed that not one of its top 24 contractor members pays supply chain invoices within an average of 30 days.

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Construction trade federations across the UK are continuing their push for action on cash retentions. The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and other trade federations with members most likely to be affected by the collapse of Carillion believe this is an opportunity for the industry to move swi

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The construction sector has come together to warn the UK government of the dangers of the industry facing a ‘cliff edge’ regarding access to EU workers. In an unprecedented show of unity, seven of the construction industry’s major trade bodies have set out what they believe to be the sector’

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Public sector procurement specialist LHC is hosting a series of free seminars for kitchen and bathroom installers looking for work on public sector contracts. The seminars will introduce LHC’s new kitchen and bathroom installation framework, due in 2015, and will help kitchen and bathroom firms un

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