New construction minister to receive divided Brexit message at UK Construction Week

The new Construction Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP is set to make his first industry appearance at UK Construction Week (UKCW), the UK’s largest built environment event, at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 9 October. A survey of over 900 construction professionals conducted by UKCW[1] asked respondents what their one Continue Reading

Brexit uncertainty puts more UK businesses into significant distress

Grimsby-based Forbes Burton, a company rescue and insolvency specialist has warned that ongoing uncertainty over Brexit means more companies could be facing financial difficulties in the months to come. This warning has come as new figures from risk management specialists Red Flag Alert and The Insolvency Service have been revealed, Continue Reading

Lucideon partnership enables seamless certification service for the construction industry in Brexit times

Construction testing and certification company Lucideon has forged a new partnership in Europe to enable UK construction product manufacturers to retain access to EU markets. Lucideon has joined forces with Czech Republic-based certification body TZUS to ensure companies can seamlessly achieve a wide-range of product certifications for the EU, whatever Continue Reading

Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, construction wages have risen by an average of 11% according to data from a staffing software supplier

Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, construction wages have risen by an average of 11% according to data from a staffing software supplier Over the past two years, Crawler crane operators have seen their pay increase by 54% followed by Electrical testers who have seen a 34% increase and steel Continue Reading

BREXIT WILL BE A BIG BOOST FOR BRITISH BUILDERS: New survey shows uplifts in skills, techniques and manufacturing levels

UK Construction Week opens on Tuesday, and will bring together a wide spectrum of the construction trade together over three days at the NEC Birmingham (10-12 October). Ahead of the event, UK Construction Week conducted a Brexit survey from over 2,500 industry leaders. The survey canvassed architects, contractors, SME builders, Continue Reading