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The BMF calls for mandatory disclosure of corporate payment practices

The BMF has greeted news of a new construction payment charter but fears it is unlikely to work unless it is backed by enforcement and mandatory disclosure of corporate payment practices.


Proposed by members of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the charter appears to commit clients and main contractors who sign it to pay all suppliers within 60 days immediately; reducing to 45 days from June 2015 and 30 days in January 2018.

BMF Managing Director John Newcomb said: “We would like to see this important issue elevated to board level, requiring mandatory disclosure of corporate payment practice as part of… + Read more

Jewson’s Sustainable Development Review displays a proactive approach

Jewson has released its annual Sustainable Development Review for 2013, detailing the merchant’s proactive approach to its environmental, economic and social agenda.

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British Olympian helps launch new brand Bullet

Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson has teamed up with Birchwood Price Tools to launch Bullet, the premium woodscrews brand, at an exclusive ‘Bullet Speed and Accuracy’ day.

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Will ‘Help to Build’ complement the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme?

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) recently said of its backing for the Labour Party’s proposal for a ‘Help to Build’ guarantee scheme to improve access to finance for small and medium-sized (SME) house builders.

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Domestic RHI finally launched

The much anticipated launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was finally announced on April 9th.

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Gold bars are up for grabs to celebrate Mira’s 1,000,000th Flight shower tray

Mira Showers has produced its 1,000,000th Flight shower tray at its factory in Hull.

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