Monthly Archives: January 2023

Balfour beats Kier to £1.2bn Lower Thames Crossing roads deal

Balfour Beatty has scooped the £1.2bn contract to deliver the Roads North of the Thames’ package of works for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The firm will be responsible for the design and delivery of over 10 miles of new … Continue reading

60,000 Grandfather Rights skills cards soon to be invalid

More than 60,000 industry skills cards issued under the Grandfather Rights process will expire on 31st December 2024 and cannot be renewed. The end of all CSCS Industry Accreditation cards issued from 1st Jan 2020 is part of the Construction … Continue reading

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

In the current job market, unstable economy and rising costs, the need for skilled people remains an urgent need for most businesses. Recent research from WithYouWithMe  showed that there is overlooked talent in underrepresented groups. For example, their research showed … Continue reading

Construction to employ 2.67m people by 2027

Welcoming Gen Z into the workforce

Despite an unstable economy and businesses tightening their belts in response; unemployment rates remain low and for every company that is going through redundancies, new jobs are being created elsewhere.  Just because the economy is slowing down, that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

Should you accept a counter-offer?

There is no easy answer to this question. But first things first, what is a counter offer? A counter offer happens when your current employer offers you a higher salary, more company benefits or even a role promotion after you … Continue reading

Ten new towers planned for City of London skyline

Ten new skyscrapers are being planned for London’s financial centre in a major sign of long-term economic confidence in the capital, the Standard can reveal. Developers behind eight of the tower blocks are in confidential “pre application” discussions with the City of London Corporation while two others … Continue reading