Civil engineers call for dumping of EU procurement rules

Civil engineering contractors are calling on the Government to dump over-bureaucratic EU procurement rules. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has been carrying-out a year-long study into improving procurement for infrastructure projects. Now the association is calling for action ahead of the Autumn Statement as the Government implements its Brexit timetable. Continue Reading

Robertson says project bank accounts will force margin rises

Stirling-based Robertson Group is predicting main contractors will have to rebalance margins as project bank accounts become commonplace on public sector work in Scotland. Chairman Bill Robertson predicted a fundamental business model shift as he unveiled another year of strong profit growth to March 2016. He predicted further upward pressure for healthier main contractor margins Continue Reading