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9 Aug 2019

Construction and fire industries set out sweeping proposals to raise competence and make buildings safer

A radical and wide-ranging set of measures to improve the competence of those who design, construct, inspect, maintain and operate higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) and make them safer for the public has been set out today by a cross-industries group backed by Government, the Industry Safety Steering Group and Dame Judith Hackitt.

By Matt McKeown

9 Aug 2019

The UK construction industry’s preparations for Brexit and the potential impact of a ‘No Deal’

Our joint letter to the Prime Minister with The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Build UK, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), and the Federation of Master Builders

By Matt McKeown

9 Aug 2019

Construction Output Contracted in Q2

ONS data published today shows that construction output contracted 1.3% in the second quarter of 2019, reversing the 1.4% growth recorded in Q1 and contributing to a fall in UK GDP, along with the manufacturing sector.

By Matt McKeown

8 Aug 2019

Further Signs of Weakness in Construction

The construction industry continued to display signs of weakness in the second quarter of 2019, according to the results of a survey of the supply chain’s product manufacturers, contractors, civil engineers and SME builders by the Construction Products Association.

By Matt McKeown

8 Aug 2019

Joint industry call to delay reverse charge VAT changes

The CPA joined other major trade bodies in the construction industry in calling on The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, to delay the implementation of reverse charge VAT by six months. The delay to the reverse charge until April 2020 will give the construction industry some breathing space following Brexit, allow HMRC the opportunity to fully assess the impact of the changes on the industry and ensure businesses are adequately prepared for the changes.

By Matt McKeown

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