Thieves force Energy Companies to Increase Customer Bills

posted 20.01.2014

According to BBC inside, criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by "hotwiring" supplies for as little as £10. According to fraud investigators from British Gas the thieves are running the risk of gas explosions and endangering lives and could be tampering up to 15 meters a day! Regulator Ofgem believes that these theft costs the energy industry £400m every s...

Category: general, in the news, Paul Jones

Banks Stopping 1 in 5 Construction SMEs from Growth & Expansion

posted 20.01.2014

1 in every 5 construction firms have been forced to cancel plans for expansion and growth as they are unable to raise sufficient funds from banks. According to the latest trade survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), 19% of their members have cancelled plans to expand because banks are refusing to lend to them. Brian Berry, FMB Chief Executive, said: ?The danger is that the continui...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Cyclists protest for new investment to make roads safer

posted 03.12.2013

Recipro recently wrote about the spate of deaths experienced on London?s roads.  Last Friday witnessed a mass protest of over 1,000 cyclists outside the Transport for London Headquarters. The demonstration to encourage the authorities? greater investment in road safety in London took the form of a mass ?die-in protest?. The 15 minute lie down in the road saw riders and their bikes sprawled acro...

Category: general, in the news, Mike Close

Crane Collapse Kills Two at World Cup Stadium Construction Project

posted 28.11.2013

In recent weeks here at Recipro we have reported on many safety concerns in the preparation for the Qatar world cup, however, it this time it is Brazil under the spotlight as an accident left two dead in the construction of a world cup stadium for 2014. The tragic accident followed the collapse of a crane at the Sao Paulo stadium in Brazil. The stadium is due to host the opening ceremony at next...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Contractors and Clients Sign Up to Government Scheme to cut Carbon

posted 28.11.2013

A new Government scheme to reduce carbon emissions in major infrastructure work has received backing from nine contractors as well as major clients, consultants and trade bodies. It is the aim of the initiative to reduce as much as 24m tonnes of carbon a year by 2050. It is hoped that this can be combined with some sizable cost savings with 1.46bn being targeted a year. Contractors to have sig...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Mike Close

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