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Contractors not paid on £30 million Welsh fibre backbone project
Thursday 19 February 2009 18:37:29 by Andrew Ferguson

Tales of firms not paying their bills or stretching payment terms will be of no surprise for anyone who does contract work, unfortunately with the tightening of credit the days of using an overdraft to keep staff paid are over.

The FibreSpeed project in Wales is a £30 million scheme to link a number of business parks in North Wales and provide the backbone to help reduce the costs for other next generation broadband projects in the area. The Wales Politics section of BBC News Online reports contractors working on the scheme are claiming they have not been paid for work involved with the scheme, sums of £17,000, £30,000 and £250,000 are mentioned. The BBC article names United Formwork as the firm the contractors are owed money by.

Geo the main firm behind the scheme are investigating along with its main contractor North Midlands Construction. There is a real chance that the project may be delayed as new companies are found to finish the work.


Posted by ruskin0 over 8 years ago
lol I think its gonna be quite difficult to find firms willing to wait on their money lol.
Posted by Spectre_01 over 8 years ago
wonder what would happen if they start removing the cables they put in...
Posted by KarlAustin over 8 years ago
Qutie impressed with the BBC, initial article was full of mistakes and odd terms, quick email and they actualyl changed it. Wasn't expecting them to take any notice.
Posted by bluebrat over 8 years ago
Alan Ward
Perhaps Karl Austin would correct his message;Two spelling mistakes in two lines indeed.
Posted by Spectre_01 over 8 years ago
Only if you correct your grammar first.
Posted by chrimbow over 8 years ago
I wouldnt be surprised if some of the payments are being withheld due to the horrible looking tarmac patching they have done all over the place for this.
Posted by Spectre_01 over 8 years ago
Although it probably looks terrible, I doubt its the reason. They probably just don't have the money to pay them for the work and can't get a loan from the bank.
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