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Construction bodies lobby Treasury over reverse VAT charges

Fifteen UK construction bodies have written to the UK Government to share serious concerns regarding ...

Published 9 August 2019

UK construction output declines for third consecutive month

Output in the UK construction sector declined for the third month running in July as lower volumes o ...

Published 2 August 2019

Scottish builders outperform rest of UK as wider sector prepares for downturn

Scotland’s SME construction sector appeared to buck the trend in the second quarter of this ye ...

Published 31 July 2019

FMB calls for delay to ‘disruptive’ VAT changes to avoid construction chaos

The UK Government has been urged to delay the implementation of major changes to VAT in October to a ...

Published 16 July 2019

Cautious welcome to modest increase in construction output

Output in the UK construction sector increased by 0.6% in the month-on-month all work series in May ...

Published 10 July 2019

FMB sounds alarm bells for construction over no-deal Brexit

The UK construction sector could be subject to soaring material prices and lower workloads and enqui ...

Published 3 July 2019

Main contractors face fines under moves to change payment culture

New UK Government measures aimed to change the payment culture of large companies have gained a mixe ...

Published 20 June 2019

SME firms and Unite agree 2.75% pay rise for workers

The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a 2.75% pay increase for ...

Published 17 April 2019

Brexit uncertainty causes another drop in construction output

The Federation of Master Builder (FMB) has called on the UK Government and Parliament to break the B ...

Published 2 April 2019

Plummeting output figures should ring ‘alarm bells’ across construction sector

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has blamed rising costs and uncertainty relating to Brexit a ...

Published 4 February 2019

Homeowners told to plan seven months ahead for home improvement projects

Homeowners must plan up to seven months ahead if they want a successful home improvement project, ac ...

Published 21 January 2019

Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen construction output

Calls against complacency have been sounded regarding the potential impact of a ‘no deal&rsquo ...

Published 11 January 2019

Sector issues warning as construction output flat-lines

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has blamed rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexi ...

Published 10 December 2018

More Airbnb landlords spend profits on holidays than refurb work

More landlords who rent out their homes on ‘Airbnb-style’ websites spend their takings o ...

Published 3 December 2018

Builders passing increased skip and diesel prices on to clients

Nearly two-thirds of builders have had to pass skip price increases on to clients and a fifth have h ...

Published 12 November 2018