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Construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty, says FMB

The Government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for November 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah McMonagle, …

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Construction Industry Workers: Don’t Forget Your Flat-Rate Expenses

Tax Preparation Specialist Issues Pre-Christmas Reminder to Claim Employee Tax Relief Workers within the UK’s construction industry were today urged to ensure that they are making full utilisation of HMRC’s flat-rate expenses scheme to avoid missing out on their full available tax relief. Tax preparation specialist David Redfern, Managing Director …

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Winners of UK and Ireland’s most considerate construction companies and suppliers revealed

The highest-performing construction companies and suppliers in the UK and Ireland have triumphed at the 2018 National Considerate Constructors Scheme Company and Supplier Awards. The companies winning this year’s top award of ‘Most Considerate Company 2018’ are: Optik Leisure – annual turnover category: Under £250k Impact Roofing and Building – …

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Celebrated Construction Professionals Join CE Midlands Board

Since launch, Constructing Excellence Midlands is experiencing exponential growth, which could be down to the calibre of the board members that have been selected from the region’s leading construction companies. With high profile figures at the helm, the organisation is committed to improving business performance by driving innovation and best …

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BWF Comment on the Autumn Budget

Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation, commented on the announcement of the autumn budget last week and what it could mean for the construction industry. “We were pleased to see some positive measures which will help smaller businesses offer apprenticeships. The £695m initiative to reduce the cost of apprenticeship training …

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A force for good in roofing

As part of an initiative to attract former service personnel into the construction industry, Coleg Cambria, Deeside, North East Wales; is hosting a Forces in Construction Insight Day on October 10th. Organised by the CITB, Kier, the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership and the college itself; the event is being backed …

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Deputy First Minister witnesses community campus construction

Deputy First Minister John Swinney was in Aberdeenshire yesterday to see for himself the progress being made on the £55million Inverurie Community Campus project. He was in the town to attend the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony, meet some of the staff and pupils of the current school and learn more about …

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Irvine welcomes new site for industrial development

The construction of an Irvine business park that will help local firms to grow as well as attract new companies to the area has completed. Led by Robertson, the £7.8million project – which started in 2015 – included the construction of a 1km spine road as well as a new …

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Construction work is on the up but still underperforming

The value of new construction contracts in July reached £4.6 billion, a 6.5 per cent increase compared to June and the first month to see growth since March. However, the two largest sectors, residential and infrastructure, continued their slump in July with much lower activity levels, decreasing by 28 and …

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