The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i
Roofing contractors are optimistic about their workloads for 2022, with 43% of contractors expecting further growth over the next year, according to the NFRC/Glenigan State of the Roofing Industry Survey for Q4 2021.
Building on the success of COP26, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has announced it will be holding a dedicated eco homes festival in 2022, delivering practical assistance and advice to help Scotland become a net zero nation.
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is warning of a ticking roofing and cladding skills time bomb as research from Glenigan shows that over three-quarters of roofing and cladding contractors (77%) reported difficulties recruiting suitable labour in the third quarter of the year.
The UK Government has postponed planned changes to product marking rules, giving businesses an additional year to apply new product safety markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales.
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has formally suspended HJ Enthoven Limited (trading as BLM British Lead) as a supplier member for one year for breaching the competition clause of the NFRC’s Code of Practice. The suspension follows the decision of the Competition and Marke
Roofing contractors reported a significant growth in workloads during the first quarter of 2021 but were hampered by recruitment difficulties and continued material shortages and price rises, according to an industry survey.
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has welcomed a call by housing minister Kevin Stewart for the reduction of VAT on repairs and maintenance. The industry collective has backed a letter which the minister sent to the UK secretary to the Treasury, pressing for a reduced rate on
Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wish-list for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).
A group of respected construction industry bodies has issued a joint call for a number of simple actions which it claims the Scottish Government could introduce immediately to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus.