Changes in the self-employment tax law could shift construction industry towards PAYE, helping skills crisis.

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Due to be introduced in April 2020, changes to off-payroll tax are a welcome shift according to the director of the Electrical Contractor’s Association (ECA.) The rules, known as IR35, are according to ECA director of legal and business Rob Driscoll, a positive in the current climate. In speaking to Construction News, he said “The […]

See You Later, Alligator!

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Developer, Avanton, wants to create an Alligator habitat inside an old gasholder on Old Kent Road but an animal rights charity has slammed them for this idea. Avanton sees this as an opportunity to create a tourist attraction and something unique for the city of London and it would most certainly be unique but the […]

UK construction industry experienced another sharp decline in activity in December

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The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index scored 44.4 in December, down by 0.9 since November, and below the important 50.0 ‘no-change’ value for the eighth month running. Political uncertainty and reduced client demand cut workloads massively in the final quarter of 2019, according to the survey. It is the longest period of falling […]

Contractor and client fined a total of £20,000 after a worker was injured by falling shuttering panel.

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Antrim Crown Court has fined both the contractor and the client of a project to build a reinforced concrete wall at McClure Farms in Coleraine. Richard McClure had contracted S Higgins Construction Ltd to build the structure in November 2018   The 23-year-old employee at S Higgins, suffered numerous fractures and injuries after a metal […]