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According to the Health and Safety Executive1 (HSE), approximately 609,000 cases of reportable work-related accidents occur in the UK each year. Thankfully, fatal injuries at work are infrequent, but the most common cause is falling from height (28%). These accidents often involve ladders.

Here, FC&A looks at some of the responses from within the industry to the Prime Minister Theresa May’s changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

2017 was a rollercoaster year for the construction industry and its workers. From Brexit, zero growth predictions and reports suggesting that the sector is struggling, to seemingly climbing out of a recession thanks to a surge in house-building, it’s fair to say we’ve had quite a year, says Steve Mansour, CEO of construction insurance specialist CRL.

The use of cash retentions is commonplace in the construction industry. Some £3bn of retentions remain outstanding in the UK construction industry at any one time. With the collapse of Carillion, however, has the industry had enough? Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King, investigates.

As cyberattacks become more frequent and sophisticated, businesses are seeking Cyber Essentials Plus certification to prove their commitment to cybersecurity. According to Matt Rhodes, Commercial Services Manager at Quiss Technology, simply claiming proficiency in dealing with potential attacks is no longer acceptable, as clients are adopting stricter vetting processes when it comes to selecting a supplier.

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