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DATES AND VENUE ANNOUNCED FOR PLANTWORX 2019

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has announced the venue and dates for their next PLANTWORX trade show. It will be held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough, on 11th, 12th, 13th June 2019. The last two editions of the biennial event for the construction equipment industry …

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GAP expands their fleet of swivel skip dumpers

GAP Hire Solutions has added to its extensive fleet of site dumpers with the recent purchase of 13 1.5 tonne swivel skip dumpers from Wacker Neuson. GAP’s Head of Procurement Ken Stewart explained: “We had identified a ‘gap’ in our fleet holding of this particular dumper size and type which …

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Whatever you’re doing, Think Safe!

GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s leading independent equipment hirer, has launched a new ‘Think Safe’ initiative which is designed to engage the hearts and minds of their workforce and enrich its existing workplace health and safety culture.   The distinct corporate message seeks to ensure Health & Safety remains at …

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Carillion’s smaller rail suppliers to be paid arrears

 Around 300 of Carillion Construction Ltd’s smaller rail suppliers are to be paid the arrears they are owed following a further agreement between the Official Receiver’s special manager, PwC, and Network Rail. The agreement covers Carillion’s small rail suppliers arrears from Christmas time through to 15 January when the company …

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CITB to quit Training?

The Construction Industry Training Board is leaving its historic home in remote Bircham Newton, quitting training delivery and outsourcing back office functions. CITB chief executive Sarah Beale said the restructuring of the organisation would create “the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking”. In effect, CITB …

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Tax & Employment Laws: Clearing things up with Ardent Tide

The changes to Tax and employment laws has seen great debate within the Construction industry and especially all those self-employed operatives who work within it. We have seen recently some significant changes to employment and tax rules and the effects this has had on everyday operatives who have been used …

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The Practicalities of Upskilling

With the industry skills gap still widening many companies are looking to find a suitable and sustainable solution to the skills shortfall, says Philip Burgess of the Construction Equipment Association’s Skills Advisory Panel.               As we know, the extent of the skills gap is …

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