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Construction industry embraces mental health

October 10th 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day – founded in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, the awareness day brings people together around the world to raise awareness and address the stigma associated... View Article

Sharp fall in London housebuilding

There has been a sharp fall recorded in housebuilding within London, according to new research from The Housing & Finance Institute. For the first time in five years, there are more homes being built in the home counties than in... View Article

Colmore Tang celebrates the launch of its new Birmingham HQ

Guests from the UK’s commercial property and construction sectors joined Colmore Tang Construction, the fast-growing Birmingham-based contractor, at the official opening of its new offices. The Colmore Tang Construction Group of companies has moved to 13,500 sq ft state-of-the-art offices... View Article

Fast tracking future home builders in London

A new pilot scheme is set to make inroads into closing the home building skills gap in the region by fast tracking qualified construction college leavers into their specialist job area and getting them prepared for the world of work.... View Article

BSA takes the stage at the Fire Sector Summit

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be chairing and participating in debates on fire sector competency and warehouse safety at the Fire Sector Summit, the leading industry conference for key decision makers and influencers in the fire sector, taking place... View Article

Home Builders pledge to solve skills gap

The Home Building Skills Partnership will today launch a Skills Pledge committing signatories to working with their subcontractors to recruit and train more people to the highest standards. Over 50 HBF members have signed up including all its larger members... View Article

VAT: How new is your new build?

As construction works are generally subject to VAT payable at 20 per cent, the zero-rating applicable to new builds can have a significant impact on the margins achieved by residential developers, for developments where VAT on costs is not reclaimable.... View Article

PM announces extra £2bn for council housebuilding

Prime Minister Theresa May announced an additional £2bn of affordable housebuilding as part of her “mission” to solve the housing crisis, at a speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. In addition to heralding a “new generation of council... View Article
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