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Construction Charity Reports 40% Rise in Families Needing Financial Assistance

THE LIGHTHOUSE Construction Industry Charity Club has published its third annual impact report. The report communicates to the industry, supporters and stakeholders, the impact...

UK Construction Output Declines in Q2

UK CONSTRUCTION output decreased by 1.3% in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2019, compared with the previous quarter, largely reversing the increase of 1.4%...

NFB Calls for Reverse Charge VAT Delay

THE NATIONAL Federation of Builders (NFB) has written to Sajid Javid MP, the chancellor of the Exchequer, asking for the 1 October 2019 introduction...

Register Launched to Protect Workers Exposed to Silica Dust

UNITE the union has today (5 August 2019) launched an online register that allows workers who are, and have been, exposed to silica dust...

VAT Tax Change Will Exacerbate Construction Downturn, Says FMB

THE FEDERATION of Master Builder (FMB) is calling for a delay to the implementation of Reverse Charge VAT in response to the PMI data...

UK Construction Output Declines Again in July

UK CONSTRUCTION sector output declined for the third month running in July, reflecting lower volumes of work across all three broad categories of activity,...

Construction Industry Prepares for Downturn, Warns FMB

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY bosses are reorganising their workforce in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment,...

Research Reveals Need for Hazard-Identifying App

RESEARCH FUNDED by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and conducted by researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University, has found that the use...

Report Reveals Increase in Construction Site Noise Breaches

THE BUILDING Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on construction sites. BSG’s report was the result...

Construction Product Sales Point to Industry Weakness in Q2

ACTIVITY IN the construction products manufacturing sector was reported to have weakened in the second quarter of 2019, with heavy side manufacturers reporting a...