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Brexit? What Brexit?

12 March 2019

Amid despairing businesses up and down the UK, the construction sector appears to be relishing the opportunities that Brexit might bring.

Construction sector most optimistic about Brexit impact, survey finds
Kelly Boorman

29 June 2018

Middle market construction businesses are the most upbeat about the impact of Brexit on their business and the UK economy, according to the latest YouGov survey commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

New figures raise fears of skills gap timebomb in construction sector
Kelly Boorman

20 June 2018

New figures published by the Office of National Statistics have underlined fears of a skills gap timebomb in the UK construction sector. The report, which examined the make-up of the UK construction workforce, found clear evidence that the workforce is ageing. In the 20-year period to 2011, there was a 13 per cent increase in the numbers of construction workers aged 45 years and over.

New build completions up 16 per cent but government target remains challenging
Kelly Boorman

23 March 2018

New figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show an encouraging 16 per cent year-on-year rise in new build dwelling completions in 2017 but the numbers fall well short of the government’s target of 300,000 by the mid-2020s.

Brexit confidence soars in construction
Kelly Boorman

15 January 2018

The construction industry shows newfound optimism about Brexit. Alongside manufacturers, construction firms are the most optimistic about the impact of Brexit on their business prospects over the next five years.

Is R&D tax relief fully utilised by construction firms?
James Tetley

10 January 2018

Historically, the real estate and construction sector has fallen behind other sectors, unaware the work it does may qualify for research and development (R&D) tax relief. But the relief continues to encourage businesses to spend more on innovation in the UK.

Property sector goes green: preparing for MEES

29 November 2017

The biggest shake up for landlords will impact from April next year. Commercial and residential landlords will be hit by the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation, coming into effect from 1 April 2018.

Construction firms struggle to access finance in Ireland
Kelly Boorman

12 October 2017

Construction companies still find it very difficult to access funding to invest in their businesses or to help deliver viable housing and infrastructure projects. These were the findings from a recent survey by RSM Ireland and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

RSM comments on the rise in construction activity
Kelly Boorman

02 June 2017

Kelly Boorman, head of construction at RSM comments on the latest IHS/Markit Construction PMI survey released today which revealed that construction activity in May rose at its fastest pace since December 2015.

Housebuilding slowly returning to pre-crash levels
Kelly Boorman

25 May 2017

New figures out today show that new build dwelling starts in England in the first quarter of 2017 were estimated at 43,170, a three per cent increase compared to the previous quarter and a 21 per cent increase on the previous year.

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