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5 ways to keep your construction workers safe on site

Few industries are as hazardous as construction The construction sector accounts for a quarter of all fatal injuries to workers in the UK. So no job in the field is more vital then than protecting the 2.2 million people employed in the industry. Here are our top 5 ways to keep… ...more

Do you Suffer From Late Payers?

One report taken from the Construction Enquirer, shows that nearly three-quarters of MPs support late payment reforms; including fines for big firms who persistently delay paying their supply chain. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) showed 73% of MPs agree with the three changes AAT… ...more

WINNER – CHRISTMAS DRAWING COMPETITION

WINNER OF THE BIG BOX OF LEGO IS........ Samuel - Age 4 This Christmas time we decided to run a drawing competition. Entrants were asked to draw or paint a digger in any setting they chose. We received sixteen delightful entries from budding artists as young as two and a… ...more

Flat Rate Expenses For Construction Workers

Just a reminder that, as workers within the UK’s construction industry, you should ensure that you are making full utilisation of HMRC’s flat-rate expenses scheme. Don't miss out on your full available tax relief. Tax preparation specialist David Redfern, Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, issued this as a reminder… ...more

Christmas Drawing & Painting Competition

As it’s Christmas time we thought we would run a competition for your KIDS to enter.
The prize is a big box of LEGO to bring out the ‘builder’ in them.

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Brexit Is Already Impacting Construction Contracts

With less than five months to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, Brexit issues and concerns are now regularly featuring in construction contract negotiations. Since the result of the 2016 referendum, the potential impact of labour shortages and costs of materials have been widely discussed. As regards workforce,… ...more

New Construction Qualification To Focus On Technology

Construction services company ISG and examination board WJEC have developed a new A Level equivalent qualification for the construction industry, scheduled to be launched at the House of Commons

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Construction Output Hit a Record High in July

According to the ITV News, construction output hit a record high in July, with The UK economy bouncing back and construction output reaching a record high. On a three-month basis, the services sector grew by 0.6% on the back of a rise in retail and wholesale trading. This was really bolstered… ...more

Roles For Women In Construction

Data from the Office for National Statistics and industry surveys show that the number of women in construction has not increased significantly, despite attempts to increase female representation. Women in construction At the end of 2016, approximately 27 million people were working in the UK. The divide between men and… ...more

Mental Health in Construction

According to the Office of National Statistics male construction workers are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than other industries. More than 1,400 construction workers took their own lives between the years of 2011 and 2015. The highest of any profession in this period. Of the 1,419 people working in… ...more