Finance & Legislation

Construction Framework Review Should Push Playbook

Gemma Duxbury looks at the government’s independent review of construction frameworks must consider both the public sector and contractors.

PMI Spring high for construction

PMI Spring high for construction. Activity figures register at highest since September 2014 as construction bounces back.

IR35: How Will Construction Companies be Affected

Joanne Harris from Parasol, explains the changes and potential consequences that construction companies must be aware of.

Tradespeople Losing from Withheld Payments

New research has revealed that UK tradespeople are seeing over £1,000 of payments each year withheld by customers following completed jobs.

Changes to Procurement Present Opportunities

In December the Government published a green paper outlining changes to its procurement procedures which could transform the process for SMEs

We Must Get Procurement Preparation Right

There is a big focus in the Construction Playbook on procuring for value and harnessing the power of SMEs within the industry.

Real-Time Insights on Business Performance

Procore Technologies Inc has released findings of an independent survey commissioned by Procore of over 250 UK and Irish managers and above.

Funding Boost for Construction Skills Bootcamps

More than £500,000 has been awarded to expand successful work programmes to help more people gain in demand sector-specific skills.

New Standard for Housing

Plans for new legal requirements for all housing in Scotland to meet the same standards is to be included in a national housing strategy.

Liz Barclay Named as Small Business Commissioner

The Government has announced the name of the new Small Business Commissioner to help spearhead the effort to crackdown on delayed invoices