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Facebook-owned photo and video social platform Instagram has announced it is to boost its features list for businesses by introducing in-app appointment bookings.Seemingly aimed towards SMEs, the bookings function was unveiled through a video showing it being used on...
A building project manager has been found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a woman crushed by window frames in London.Amanda Telfer, an intellectual property and media consultant at Keystone Law and Freelance Consultant for human rights campaign...
Uncertainty surrounds Scotland’s construction industry and potentially faces a fresh crisis due to Brexit and chatter of a second Scottish independence referendum, it has been claimed.The construction sector pumped more than £6.6 billion into the country’s economy in 2014...
Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union continues to be a talking point for the construction sector in Scotland, with it being revealed that one third of building companies in the country are predicting a negative impact from Brexit.Carried...
A working man in his 50's died following a petrol explosion on a construction site in Highgate, North London.He was rushed to hospital by air ambulance in east London but was pronounced dead shortly after. His next of kin...
Sixteen key upgrades to England’s roads could be abolished, due to a report by government spending watchdog.The National Audit Office (NAO) is to reconsider the £11.4 billion government investment in motorways and roads this summer to ensure the project...
Construction giant Kier Construction Limited, have been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from a height.The City of Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that Mr. Jair Morales was applying plywood boards to sheathed holes on the third floor at a...
With the impending triggering of article 50 and the Brexit saga, it has come to the governments attention that if the country does not retain access to the European single market, the UK construction industry will lose more than...
Last week we reported on how the new spring budget would effect small business. In the budget, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced a number of changes to self-employed individuals in the UK, in particular, an increase in national insurance.The...
Here on the constructaquote.com blog, we have already taken a look at the recent penalty increase for using a mobile device at the wheel, with drivers now receiving 6 points on their license and a £200 fine. Today, we’re...