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Ibstock considering up to 375 redundancies as Coronavirus pandemic hits hard image
Ibstock considering up to 375 redundancies as Coronavirus pandemic hits hard
4 June, 2020
As many as 15% of its 2,500-strong workforce could be laid off
Government launches trade credit insurance guarantee image
Government launches trade credit insurance guarantee
Trade Credit Insurance provides protection for businesses when customers do not pay their debts owed for products or services
Declining construction activity requires new VAT policy to be delayed image
Declining construction activity requires new VAT policy to be delayed
The Federation of Master Builders says the move will avoid further cashflow issues for small firms
CICV Forum issues advice for companies preparing to ‘unfurlough’ staff and get them back to work image
CICV Forum issues advice for companies preparing to ‘unfurlough’ staff and get them back to work
'Returning from furlough' provides a practical step-by-step overview of how employers should bring workers back to full employment
National Timber Group duo braving the shave for charity image
National Timber Group duo braving the shave for charity
Fellow industry professionals encouraged to join their fundraising effort
P C Henderson donates hardware to assist school rebuild in Nepal image
P C Henderson donates hardware to assist school rebuild in Nepal
The village of San Bhorle was left in ruins when the 7.8Mw earthquake hit, levelling every one of its 43 houses and primary school
Construction employees split over support from employers during COVID-19 image
Construction employees split over support from employers during COVID-19
Companies who have supported their workforce over the shutdown period will have a much higher chance of a speedy recovery
Bradfords Wins Framework Agreement with Sanctuary Housing Group image
Bradfords Wins Framework Agreement with Sanctuary Housing Group
The four-year contract will see the family-owned business supply plumbing and building materials in the South West
Turnbull & Co gets support from HSBC UK during COVID-19 image
Turnbull & Co gets support from HSBC UK during COVID-19
The Lincolnshire builders' merchants' overdraft will help manage supplier payments and wider business liquidity
Builders’ merchants embrace offsite processing to support customers image
Builders’ merchants embrace offsite processing to support customers
TFS helps builders to develop safe working practices
Lessons to be learned image
Lessons to be learned
CICV Forum issues new safety guide for apprentices preparing to return to college
eCommonSense joins BMBI panel  image
eCommonSense joins BMBI panel
The new category reflects the growing importance of digital and online ordering among merchant customers
CICV Forum holds follow-up webinar to get strong message across recovery process image
CICV Forum holds follow-up webinar to get strong message across recovery process
Webinar on June 3 will help get the construction industry in Scotland back to work
Construction industry sets out plan for recovery image
Construction industry sets out plan for recovery
New proposals have been developed and agreed by the sector’s leading trade bodies
W.Howard UK achieves ISO 45001 accreditation image
W.Howard UK achieves ISO 45001 accreditation
Switching to the new standard has been achieved a full year ahead of the deadline
COVID-19 to cause 11% drop in Bricks, Blocks and Precast Concrete Sector image
COVID-19 to cause 11% drop in Bricks, Blocks and Precast Concrete Sector
Market growth was at a steady 13% between 2015-2019, however AMA Research is predicting an almost complete reverse from the start of 2020
New member joins the h&b community image
New member joins the h&b community
Melbros, a “proudly independent” mixed builders merchant in Warwickshire, was established in 1985
CICV Forum issues health and safety underpinning guidance  image
CICV Forum issues health and safety underpinning guidance
The initiative coincides with the Scottish construction industry beginning its long road back to work
New Sewers Code for Adoption provides merchants with greater choice, says Polypipe image
New Sewers Code for Adoption provides merchants with greater choice, says Polypipe
Former regulations allowed water companies to vary requirement, but the updated guidance ensures that all products are evaluated by the same standards across England
Total construction output in Great Britain is expected to fall by 25% during 2020 image
Total construction output in Great Britain is expected to fall by 25% during 2020
The anticipated decline in output is one of three scenarios for construction output examined by the CPA


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