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Trends in construction – Where are we now?

The construction sector is in a constant state of flux. What are the latest construction outputs and trends? Here's an overview of the latest Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Purch...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

Should I use an online bookkeeping system?

Time is short when you're running a business. You want to spend the time you've got growing it, not focusing on the record keeping side of things, especially if you're not that comfortable with numbers. You already know there are huge benefits inh...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

9 Cool Cashflow Tactics for Construction Businesses

As a construction company you're different from most businesses, simply because no two building projects are the same. This means you need to use slightly different tactics to keep your cashflow flowing as it should.In an ideal world, you'l...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

Handling construction industry Settlement Agreements

Settlement agreements are something every construction company needs to understand. Knowing what they entail can make a huge difference to disputes and differences that arise with building project whatever their size, and can make the all differen...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

Pensions legislation – 14 things you should know about auto-enrolment

Thousands of small businesses who employ one or more worker are currently going through the work pension auto-enrolment process. It's important to start preparing for auto enrolment in good time to meet your staging date, ideally...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

​Essential tax-related subjects in plain English

We specialise in working with people in the construction industry. And we like to keep things really simple and clear. You earn the money, we do the paperwork, the tax stuff and the numbers. We also like to exp...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

SME construction firms must offer 5% pay rise

Smaller construction companies will have to give employees a 5% pay rise over two years following a recent deal between industry bodies and unions. The agreement was struck with the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Counc...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

​Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) – latest updates

According to Accountancy Age – HMRC pocketed £154m from construction industry investigations – increasing from £131m to £154.2m in 2015 What is CIS? The CIS is designed as part of the clamp down by HMRC on the cash in...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

Businesses urged to pay VAT on time

Tax expert RSM is advising businesses to pay their VAT on time after a tax tribunal ruled that a six figure fine imposed for missing a VAT payment by one day was 'proportionate'. Blue Ocean Associates Limited appealed to the First...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago

Bad debt hitting the construction sector hard

Every year, construction firms in the UK write off more than £10,000 each when customers do not pay, according to a recent report published by Bibby Financial Services. ...   Read More
Posted 1 year ago