VAT changes for CIS Sub-contractors delayed

The VAT rule changes for building contractors and sub-contractors that were expected to come into effect imminently, have been delayed for 12 months until 1 October 2020. This surprise announcement followed intense lobbying by the construction industry who have...
A rise in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concern

New construction licensing scheme proposed

A new mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies is to be developed in a bid to improve the trustworthiness of the sector. The scheme, “to transform the sector into a high quality and professional industry”, will be led by a new Construction...
Housing borrowing cap now officially scrapped

Housing borrowing cap now officially scrapped

Further to our previous post, the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap has now been officially abolished, allowing councils to build up to 10,000 homes a year. The scrapping of the cap, which was announced earlier this month by prime minister Theresa May, could...