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Ereconomic Construction fined for staircase fall

Ereconomic Construction fined for staircase fall

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Wolverhampton’s Ereconomic Construction has been fined £6,000 after a worker was hurt when he fell from a staircase. The 52-year-old man broke his collarbone in the incident during the construction of a new cinema at New Square in West Bromwich on 31 May 2013. The Health & Safety Executive prosecuted. Sandwell Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Ereconomic Construction Ltd had been contracted by Odeon Cinemas to fit out the new complex. The injured man [...]

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HMRC to turn spotlight on umbrella companies

HMRC to turn spotlight on umbrella companies

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder The taxman is turning the spotlight on umbrella companies as the clampdown on false self employment in construction continues. Thousands of site workers are being shifted into being paid via umbrella companies by employment agencies as the industry tries to avoid taking staff on directly. But industry experts believe HM Revenue & Customs will be clamping down on the practice. Umbrella companies make PAYE and National Insurance deductions for workers and allow them to offset [...]

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Trade Recommendation Sites – Good or Bad Thing?

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Trade recommendation sites and services, are they a good or bad thing? TRADE RECOMMENDATION SITES What is a trade recommendation site? They are sites offering a service to the general public. That service being: professional building trades that they recommend as being verified/accredited. Surf through the internet and advertising on the TV, we have a plethora of these types of sites. In fact there are dozens of them. Well all that glitters is not gold! The questions [...]

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