Finance & Legislation

New dwellings are zero rated for VAT, right? Not quite.


In this article Kevin Hall at Wright Hassall will explain the situation regarding zero-rating for VAT and property development, cover some of the common errors and changes that lead to VAT headaches and highlight simple steps to ensuring the rates are right for every aspect of a development. VAT is

House Prices Rise Again in September


Average house prices in the UK increased by 11.8% over the year to September 2021, this has risen from 10.2% in August 2021.

Five Lessons for Growing Building & Construction Business


David Barrow is MD at cast stone company, Haddonstone. Here, he reflects on 50 years in business and the key lessons for any construction SME

Negotiating a Comprehensive Break Clause that Reflects your Current Situation


As UK businesses begin to establish a new normal the commercial real estate landscape is also undergoing its own transformation.

Creative Ideas for Mitigating Unpredictable Costs


It will come as no surprise to anyone in the construction industry that we have a real issue with unpredictable costs

Three Steps SMEs Can Take to Manage Supply Chain Disruption


Tim Boag from Aldermore bank, writes about how UK SMEs can mitigate supply chain disruption post pandemic.

Homegrown Timber Initiative Secures Funding


A team of experts who have been exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber within the construction sector has secured funding

Can You Rely on Force Majeure in the Absence of a HGV Driver?


Womble Bond Dickinson partners Lucy Pringle and Jonny Gribben write about if you can rely on a force majeure in the absence of HGV drivers.  

GRAHAM Secures Place on £20bn Framework


Homes England has selected GRAHAM Construction as one of its 66 preferred partners on its new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

£8.6bn for Affordable Homes


Thousands of people who want to get onto the housing ladder are to receive help thanks to funding that will be allocated across the country.