Pension provider B&CE changes name to People’s Partnership

The announcement coincides with the 80th anniversary of the not-for-profit organisation, which began life providing holiday stamps to the construction industry during the Second World War.

Today, it provides a range of straightforward financial products, including The People’s Pension, which has more than six million members.

With assets under management currently more than £17bn and serving more than 100,000 employers across the UK, it has grown to become one of the biggest pension schemes in the country.

Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have always been the people’s partner. Founded for social good, as a not-for-profit – or profit for people – organisation, our customers, our members, are always our main focus. And whatever we do, that will never change.

“Our purpose is to help people, from all sectors across the UK, to build financial foundations for life, giving greater financial security to millions.

“So, this isn’t just

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What Do They Feel Like?

ContractionsNow 38 weeks pregnant, your due date is sort of right here. You ought to pay special attention to your body at this stage, as many ladies can and do go into labor every week or two early. If it is a second or subsequent being pregnant, you will know what to expect. If that is your first child your midwife, doctor or family and pals will little question have talked with you and mentioned what’s prone to occur.

Early within the process contractions might only last 20 or 30 seconds. At first you might simply really feel tightening or gentle cramping. Some women may expertise intermittent again pain. Have your accomplice rub your back, take a warm bathtub or bathe and calm down as a lot as possible throughout this early stage. If you’ve got an uncomplicated pregnancy you’ll be more snug at house on this early stage of … Read more

Rebuilt TBM launches into second HS2 tunnel drive

The second one-mile tunnel bore under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire marks the next big milestone for the  Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV) tunnelling team on the northern section of phase one.

After operating around the clock in shifts over seven months, Dorothy became the first on the HS2 project to complete a tunnel drive in July 2022.

Since then the gantries of the tunnel boring machine, which weigh over 1,000 tonnes, were brought back through the tunnel and reassembled at the north portal.

The 10m diameter cutterhead, weighing 160 tonnes, was transported by road during an intricate night-time operation in September.

Neil Johnson, Tunnels Delivery Director for Balfour Beatty Vinci, said: “This has been an intense four months for the 300-strong team, including an intricate logistical operation to safely transport the TBM’s giant cutterhead and tail skin back to the north portal.

HS2’s senior project manager for Long Itchington Wood

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McLaughlin & Harvey wins Lowestoft harbour design




ABP’s vision for LEEF is to provide a facility that supports operations & maintenance and construction  for the offshore wind farms, helping to transform Lowestoft into a leading offshore energy hub.

As part of the next phase of the project, ABP will invest around £1m in the detailed design of infrastructural upgrades of the site, including the addition of extra capacity to accommodate the next generation of larger offshore support vessels.

Seamus Devlin, McLaughlin & Harvey civil engineering director, said that the design phase was anticipated to last around six months with the construction following over the next 12 months and potential for vessels to begin using the facility from 2024.

Andrew Harston, ABP Director for Wales and Short Sea Ports, said, “The winning design for LEEF will enable us to deliver this hugely exciting project and create a competitive edge for companies across the Southern

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Kier shareholders rebel over chief executive’s pay rise

Around 44% of Kier’s shareholders voted against the directors’ pay report at the firm’s AGM late last week.

Davies saw his total pay including bonus and long-term incentive plan rise to £2,245,000 this year from £1,323,000 in 2021.

His basic salary rose 26% to £750,000 from £595,000 the year before.

The AGM vote was only advisory and followed a formal vote in 2020 to accept the company remuneration and long term incentive policy.

In a brief statement, the firm said: “Prior to the AGM, the company engaged with its largest shareholders on directors’ long-term incentives, and the remuneration committee will reflect carefully on the points that they have raised.

“The remuneration committee is commencing its triennial review of the remuneration policy and will continue to engage with as many shareholders as possible during 2023 to understand their views.

The policy will be put to shareholders for consideration at the

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