Construction industry

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Gove requests review of spiralling insurance for flats with unsafe cladding
Watchdog to establish why premiums shot up for customers after Grenfell tragedy

Ben Quinn

28, Jan, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Seattle’s concrete workers strike over low wages and unfair labor practices
Concrete mixer drivers and plant workers allege employers refuse to negotiate and are purging unionized workers

Michael Sainato

26, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Gove threatens trading ban on cladding firms unless they pay for repairs
Housing secretary gives companies until March to offer sum for cost of removing combustible cladding

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

23, Jan, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Build to rent’s glitzy goldrush raises fears for social housing
Banks, private equity and high-street names like John Lewis are piling in to the sector, but will the poor be priced out?

Georgina Quach

22, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Carillion tribunal: KPMG ex-partner denies forging documents
Evidence focuses on KPMG’s ‘misleading’ disclosures about audit of company that collapsed in 2018

Rob Davies

18, Jan, 2022 @6:29 PM

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UK economy back to pre-pandemic levels in November
GDP expanded by 0.9% before impact of Omicron as Christmas shopping began early

Phillip Inman

14, Jan, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Asos advances to a premium listing on London’s main market – at last
Promotion from the Aim index may not make its share price more stable, but indicates Asos’ intent

Nils Pratley

13, Jan, 2022 @7:15 PM

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Government’s proposals build further cladding confusion | Letter
Letter: Charles Thomson says Michael Gove’s plans throw up more questions than answers and are a recipe for bankruptcy and endless litigation

13, Jan, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Countryside Properties CEO leaves as extent of poor results revealed
Iain McPherson departs and £700m wiped off value of housebuilder by plummeting shares

Mark Sweney

13, Jan, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Persimmon reports bumper year amid UK housing market boom
Housebuilder reports weekly sales up 20% on pre-Covid levels

Mark Sweney

13, Jan, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Norman Foster’s architecture firm almost doubles profits
Foster + Partners buoyed by Middle East expansion in year ending April 2021 despite global lockdowns

Jasper Jolly

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Fears of pandemic exodus from England’s cities prove unfounded
Exclusive: figures show Covid has not deterred people from moving to Manchester and other city centres

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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