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DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS CLOSE TO 20 YEAR HIGH
Posted: 19th July 2021
The staff shortage in construction is continuing to bite, with 33,000 job vacancies for the period of April to June according to the latest figures fr...
2021 BUILDING MATERIALS SHORTAGE: WHAT IS THE PRICE OF BUILDING MATERIALS?
Posted: 22nd June 2021
Covid-19, Brexit and booming demand are combining to drive up prices for the essential materials the UK’s construction sector desperately needs....
MORE THAN 160,000 STILL FURLOUGHED AT END OF APRIL
Posted: 4th June 2021
More than 160,000 construction workers remained on furlough at the end of April, new figures have shown. Data released by the government this week&nbs...
CONSTRUCTION LEARNERS TO GET SITE SKILLS CARDS
Posted: 2nd June 2021
Construction trainees will soon be given their own skills cards to help oversee work placements. The new Industry Placement Card will help support l...
SELF-EMPLOYED TRADE RATES 20% UP ON A YEAR AGO
Posted: 19th May 2021
Average pay for self employed trades has risen by nearly 20% since the first lockdown a year ago. According to the industry’s biggest payer of...
NUMBER OF FURLOUGHED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FALLING FASTER THAN WIDER ECONOMY
Posted: 10th May 2021
Number of furloughed construction workers falling faster than wider economy Latest HMRC data shows size industry’s furloug...
WILL THEY COME BACK? WHY BRITISH CONSTRUCTION LOST ITS EASTERN EUROPEAN WORKFORCE
Posted: 4th May 2021
In recent weeks, a persistent rumour has been circulating about migrant workers in construction. The specifics differ, but the central premise is the ...
CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWS BY 1.6% IN FEBRUARY
Posted: 15th April 2021
Construction output grew by 1.6% in February 2021, largely thanks to a 1.5% increase in new work and 1.9% increase in repair and maintenance, as the i...
IR35: RISHI SUNAK URGED TO AMEND ‘FLAWED’ OFF-PAYROLL RULES TO ENSURE SELF-EMPLOYED RIGHTS
Posted: 13th April 2021
IR35 LEGISLATION must be re-examined to correct the "fundamentally flawed" nature of how off-payroll rules operate, a group of MPs have said. IR35 cha...
FREE HOME TESTING COVID KITS NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL CONTRACTORS
Posted: 29th March 2021
Construction companies can now order free Covid test kits for workers to use at home. The extension of the workplace testing regime will supply home...
EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Posted: 22nd March 2021
With Brexit, Covid, and new tax rules for the self-employed, this year sees a plethora of significant changes in the field of employment law. Here is ...
AROUND 350,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION JOBS WILL NEED TO BE CREATED BY 2028 TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVING NET ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2050 ON TRACK.
Posted: 15th March 2021
Around 350,000 new construction jobs will need to be created by 2028 to keep the government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas ...