Legal & Business

As we head towards the first December general election since 1923, continued political and economic uncertainty has put architects in a state of limbo, making it very difficult for practices to plan for the future, writes RIBA President, Alan Jones.

Peter Johnson, Chairman of Vivalda Group, thinks we may finally be nearing the end of the Grenfell saga.

Immigration is a favoured subject of new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, but the Government White Paper proposals for a post-Brexit immigration scheme did little to clarify the situation for UK businesses, says Matthew Davies, Immigration Solicitor at Wright Hassall.

Britain is just weeks away from leaving the EU, and ongoing political disarray and a lack of clarity on what life beyond the 31st October will look like is pushing the construction industry into a deepening state of distress. This month, data from the Office of National Statistics reignited fears the sector could fall into recession, as it suffered its sharpest drop in new orders in a decade, with clients delaying projects as they wait for the pre-Brexit ambiguity to clear. Here, Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, investigates.

Matthew Bailey, Divisional Manager, Inspection and Certification, at HCL Safety, offers his top tips to consider before working at height, and explains why professional inspection and certification can contribute to safer working.

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