Ex-council highways worker jailed for £1m fraud

A former council highways worker has been jailed for stealing £1m meant for contractors. Tyler Evans, 42, was handed a sentence of four years and eight months after carrying out fraud while working for Birmingham City Council from 2010-14. His role was to control the refund of payment bonds to contractors that carried out work … Read more

Willmott Dixon sues Aecom and Prater over high-rise cladding

Willmott Dixon is suing five subcontractors and consultants as it attempts to recover the cost of fixing defective cladding on a residential scheme in Woolwich, south London. The original external wall system (EWS) of the 17-storey building, completed in 2014, was defective and did not comply with the Building Regulations or Centre for Window and … Read more

Support Deal for British Steel and Tata Steel

British Steel and Tata Steel have been told that a six-month moratorium on redundancies is among the conditions of a £600m aid package being prepared by the government, Sky News learns. Britain’s two biggest steelmakers would be required to guarantee thousands of jobs for a decade in return for £600m of government support to help … Read more