EMPLOYER CONFIDENCE IN THE UK ECONOMY DROPPED FURTHER IN THE RUN-UP TO THE GENERAL ELECTION, TO A NET FIGURE OF -34.
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LAING O’ROURKE TO BUILD EVERTON’S NEW STADIUM
Posted on: 20 Feb 2020 at 10:07:10
Everton Football Club has appointed Laing O’Rourke as preferred contractor for its planned 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront.Dan Meis’ brick, steel and glass design takes its inspiration from the historic maritime and warehouse buildings nearbyA pre-construction...
POUND RALLIES AS UK EMPLOYMENT HITS RECORD HIGH AND WAGES BEAT 2008 PEAK
Posted on: 18 Feb 2020 at 13:45:59
Wages beat their pre-financial crisis peak for the first time at the end of 2019, as the level of UK employment rose to a record high of 32.9m people.A total of 180,000 people entered the workforce between October and December 2019, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.Read more: ...
THE DEATH OF ENTREPRENEURS RELIEF? IF SO, HOW DO WE SECURE IT?
Posted on: 10 Feb 2020 at 10:34:44
There is a lot of talk about ER being scrappedOur view is that ER will be retained but restricted furtherAre your clients concerned about a loss of ER? If so, a solution exists.Introduction“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”The story goes that this was the text of a cable sent by Mark Twai...
NATIONAL SICKIE DAY: HOW MANY OF YOUR STAFF ARE IN?
Posted on: 03 Feb 2020 at 11:52:16
Today (03/02/20) is National Sickie Day, the first Monday of February when your staff is most likely to call in sick.Numerous reasons have been given to this day being a hotbed for employees pulling a sickie, such as it being the first payday following Christmas and so employees have been out at the...
BREXIT DAY DEBRIEF
Posted on: 31 Jan 2020 at 16:17:36
Brexit day is nigh. What does Friday’s milestone really mean (and not mean) and what’s next for REC members as we move to the next phase? In reality, the real work is just beginning.Not much changes (yet)The UK formally leaves the EU on Friday, but not much changes in practice. Not yet. EU inspired...
CONTRACTORS HIT BY SPIRALLING PI INSURANCE COSTS
Posted on: 27 Jan 2020 at 13:41:04
The cost of professional indemnity insurance is becoming a major challenge for contractors, according to research published today by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).In recent months CECA members have reported spiralling costs for professional indemnity (PI) insurance as the mark...