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It’s Wise Up Wednesday #2: Are Kier Really Going To Charge Subbies To Work For Them?

I have never sent two Wise Up Wednesdays on the same day, but when I read in Construction Enquirer that Kier intend to charge subbies to work for them i just had …

Wise Up Wednesday: Don’t Shoot The Messenger… But Do Take His Christmas Gifts!

This is the last Wise Up Wednesday this year so let me start by wishing you, your family and your team a very Merry Christmas. As Christmas comes around and the end …

Wise Up Wednesday: 10 years of Streetwisesubbie.com!

This is the penultimate Wise Up Wednesday this year so let me start by wishing you, your family and your team a very Merry Christmas. As Christmas comes around and the end …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday: National Stress Awareness Day

It’s Wise Up Wednesday National Stress Awareness Day As you may have seen on breakfast TV or heard on the radio driving in to work, today is National Stress Awareness Day. And …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday: Payment Alarm Bells!

It’s Wise Up Wednesday Payment Alarm Bells! Small and medium sized building firms have sounded the alarm that banks are again withholding funding on projects. The latest survey of over 300 members …

Wise Up Wednesday: Subbies Owed £9.2m Won’t Receive A Penny!

The collapse of M&E specialist Vaughan Engineering Ltd has left subcontractors and suppliers holding unpaid bills totaling more than £9m. The firm called in administrators at its three UK offices in March …

Should You Be Issuing Payment Notices?

If you employ Sub-Contractors this week’s blog is for you; it’s about the all important topic of Payment Notices. Is Your Payment Mechanism “Adequate”? Every construction contract (as defined in the Construction Act) must …

When you’re not getting paid in construction, when is the problem not about payment?

Don’t confuse the two… Question: When you’re not getting paid, when is the problem not about payment? Answer: When it’s a dispute about valuation. The two things are interconnected but they are …

Payment Still Major Concern Despite Increased Workload

Specialist Contractors are still suffering from late payment on public sector projects despite an upturn in workload. According to the latest survey payment remains a major concern for building services firms, with …

Wise Up Wednesday: Subbies Robbed of £8m

Specialist Contractors and suppliers have just been robbed of another £8million! According to the liquidator’s report, Kent based Contractor Allston Construction owed trade contractors and suppliers £8m when it ceased trading! That’s …

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