Construction News

April 2008 - 4 news articles

TUC unveils occupational health guidance


The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published detailed guidance aimed at improving occupational health conditions for at-risk employees. Some two million employees work in industries that could ...

Basic skills gap holds economy back


A lack of basic skills is holding back the UK's economy, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed.It found 40 per cent of employers said poor basic skills have a serious ...

OFT lays down the law


The Office for Fair Trading (OFT) has got tough with 112 construction firms and issued a Statement of Objections against them.The move follows its investigation into bid rigging and cover pricing, ...

Construction industry faces slowdown


The construction industry is facing a slowdown, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).The global credit crunch has affected new developments and only one per cent more ...