Up-to-date comment and thought leadership on key industry issues from our expert team.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Air Conditioning Systems

Coronavirus COVID-19 The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a fluid one with Government and medical professional advice changing rapidly. This statement is based on the best advice currently available at the time of writing. Government and NHS websites should be consulted for any rapidly developing changes to the situation. This guidance is purely about the likelihood of how an air...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

MPs turn up the heat on retentions reform

Last week MPs debated the use of cash retentions in the construction industry for the first time since 2016. Alan Brown MP (SNP - Kilmarnock & Loudoun) secured the Westminster Hall debate, which are opportunities for MPs to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister, and successfully put the case for reform well and truly back on the government’s radar....

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Common Sense 2.0 - the best cyber security tool

Cyber security is always a hot topic, and is one of the fastest growing fields in IT, but the best way to protect your (and your clients!) data may not be to spend on the latest and greatest security tools and software. The cliché goes that any system is only as good as its weakest link, and the often uncomfortable truth is that the weakest link in your cyber security system is the human element...

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Trump can’t see the big opportunity

When the US President told this week’s economic forum at Davos that he would “defend the US economy” against the “prophets of doom” predicting climate change catastrophe, he demonstrated his failure to grasp the new financial reality. Big business is waking up to the huge growth opportunities on offer from the so-called ‘green economy’ leaving Mr Trump, despite the pride he takes in his business...

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Ending on a high

Ending on a High In the final full month of the calendar year, the UK construction industry has once again maintained its momentum to close out 2019 on a positive note to provide some optimism for the New Year ahead.   Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks at the facts. Shortened by public holidays and impacted by festive parties and extended breaks, December is always a month in which the...

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