12 March 2019
Amid despairing businesses up and down the UK, the construction sector appears to be relishing the opportunities that Brexit might bring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.