Under the B&CE’s accident and life cover scheme’s standard rate if a member dies at work their family receives £80,000 and if they die while not at work the benefit is £40,000. The scheme which is paid for by the employer costs just £1.49 a week, less than three pence an hour for workers undertaking a typical 50 hour week.
Published: 15 February 2019
The CITB board has announced that workers undertaking roles including: human resources, finance, procurement, technology and change (corporate performance), apprenticeship processing, and some customer operations roles will be transferred to Shared Service Connected Ltd (SSCL) in February next year.
Published: 1 December 2018
Unite’s represents over a thousand workers affected by Carillion’s collapse. Unite’s members were spread between Carillion’s construction division, where many of them were employed in the supply chain, and on outsourced contracts in both the public and private sector.
Published: 24 May 2018
A top level probe into where the pension payments of NHS and other public sector workers, employed by Carillion, have ‘disappeared to. Unite, the country’s largest union, said mystery surrounded the fate of the pensions’ contributions of thousands of workers who were employed on public sector contracts when Carillion collapsed last month.
Published: 2 March 2018
Poor payment practice continues to be a big issue for small businesses with FSB research showing that, on average, 30 per cent of payments are typically late while the average value of each late payment stands at £6,142. Furthermore, it costs the UK economy £2.5bn each year and kills 50,000 small firms.
Published: 14 February 2018
Following Carillion’s collapse, the government announced that workers employed on the company’s 450 public sector contracts would continue to be employed, it was then announced that on 90 percent of the private sector outsourced contracts, short-term arrangements had been arrived at and these workers would continue to be paid while longer term arrangements were made.
Published: 5 February 2018
Construction companies in the UK indicated an uneven recovery in business activity at the end of 2017. A robust rise in residential building contrasted with falling work on commercial projects and stagnating civil engineering output.
Published: 12 January 2018