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Are You Paying Unnecessary Payroll Admin’ & Umbrella Companies Fees – Just To Get Paid?

Are You Paying Unnecessary Payroll Admin’ & Umbrella Companies Fees – Just To Get Paid?

Most construction recruitment agencies, charge their workers a fees for the administration cost (payroll fees) and some use umbrella companies to deduct tax.

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HGV driver losses contributing to material shortages

HGV driver losses contributing to material shortages

The latest update from industry leaders highlighted growing problems in the haulage industry. More specially, HGV Drivers.

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Construction workers in demand with 217,000 needed by 2025

Construction workers in demand with 217,000 needed by 2025

The industry is outpacing itself, with CITB Construction Skills Network (CSN) highlighting the industry requires an extra 217,000 construction workers by 2025.

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Construction industry gains pace at phenomenal rate in May 2021

Construction industry gains pace at phenomenal rate in May 2021

The construction industry remains positive about its growth over the next 12 months, noting an expected rise in investment in the industry.

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12.9% Growth Forecast For Construction Sector in 2021

12.9% Growth Forecast For Construction Sector in 2021

New economic forecasts are predicting large growth for Construction output this year. The Construction Products Association (CPA) this morning said it expected to rise by 12.9% this year and 5.2% next. A record 29.3% growth is expected for infrastructure projects largely due to the ongoing HS2 railway work in addition to a big jobs in […]

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How To Beat Labour Shortages 2021

How To Beat Labour Shortages 2021

Employers within the construction sector are likely to face stark choices as skills and labour shortages begin to bite in 2021. With the Covid pandemic coming on top of Brexit, combining with the UK’s chronic skills shortage problem, building firms and other employers could leave themselves vulnerable to severe labour shortages – unless they plan […]

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Construction Recruitment Agencies Key to Tackling Chronic Labour Shortages

Construction Recruitment Agencies Key to Tackling Chronic Labour Shortages

Leading industry voices are warning that labour shortages caused by new post-Brexit immigration rules are set to hit firms hard. Cost hikes on projects are the likely result but construction recruitment agencies may be their key to tackling Brexit labour shortages. Gleeds, a leading industry consultancy  warned that government needs to urgently add more construction […]

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Positive Forecast in 2021 For Construction

Positive Forecast in 2021 For Construction

After a crazy 2020 when in March all of our lives came to an abrupt halt, it is music to our ‘construction ears’ that a 14% increase is projected during 2021! Experts at the Construction Products Association initially predicted an 18% increase after the first lockdown. However, after considering the impact of the second wave […]

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Construction Firms’ Optimism At 4-year High

Construction Firms’ Optimism At 4-year High

Housebuilding has driven an increase in construction activity with optimism among construction firms rising to its highest level in nearly four years last month, according to the latest CIPS/IHS Markit report.  Improving client demand and a boost for workloads from new wins on projects deferred at the start of the covid-19 pandemic saw the growth […]

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Construction Sector Boost As Government Lays Out Plans for 2021 and Beyond

Construction Sector Boost As Government Lays Out Plans for 2021 and Beyond

As 2020 draws to a close, the government announced ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond, which all boon well for the construction sector in easing uncertainty during the pandemic and at the end of the Brexit transition period at 11 pm on 31 December. It confirmed over £12 billion of investment in affordable housing over the next […]

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Government Message to the Construction & Housing Industry

Government Message to the Construction & Housing Industry

The housing industry has reacted with enormous agility to the extraordinary circumstances presented by COVID-19. Its determination to keep building, repairing, buying and selling the homes our country needs has been a crucial part of the economic response to COVID-19. The resurgence in infections and hospitalisations means that a new set of measures is required […]

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Construction sites allowed to remain open despite Covid-19 spike and new restrictions

Construction sites allowed to remain open despite Covid-19 spike and new restrictions

Construction sites have once again been spared restrictions despite the spike in Covid-19 cases around the UK. The Prime Minister said that construction workers can attend building sites when  other sectors are being advised to work from home to help stop a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Coronavirus infections are currently doubling every week and […]

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Construction Qualifications and Certificates and How to Get Them

Construction Qualifications and Certificates and How to Get Them

The Most Common Certificates & Qualifications Required For Construction There are many very useful qualifications and certificates required to work within the construction sector as follows: CSCS Card Certification Why you need it – Most employers will require that a construction worker has a CSCS card. Jobs you need it for – Almost every construction job […]

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Site Operating Procedures during Covid-19

Site Operating Procedures during Covid-19

  COVID-19 pandemic – Site Operating Procedures (SOP) Version 5 – 04 July 2020 04 July 2020 To minimise and limit the spread of COVID-19, the UK government has introduced a number of measures for individuals and organisations. However, the government confirmed many construction-related projects are essential services—including critical maintenance, building safety inspections and emergency […]

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Why Choose a Career in Construction?

Why Choose a Career in Construction?

Choosing a career in construction can lead to an extremely rewarding career. If you’re looking for a challenging career in a big field where your skills will always be valued and constantly in-demand, then the construction sector is the place for you. So if you’re thinking of  a career in the construction industry, or you […]

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Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers or Employees

Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers or Employees

Whilst hiring temporary staff or workers isn’t an option for all businesses, it does help boost productivity, enable you to effectively manage your workload and oversee the running of upcoming projects. You may choose to hire your own temporary staff but there are also many benefits associated with hiring a temporary employee via a recruitment […]

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2019 UK home building continues growth after soaring 2017-18 reports NHBC

2019 UK home building continues growth after soaring 2017-18 reports NHBC

New homes registered to be built in the UK in 2018 was in line with 2017 figures, according to figures from the NHBC and with more than 50,000 new homes registered between January and April 2019, an increase of 5% on the same period in 2018, the prospects for the year look good. 159,617 new […]

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10 Things To Look For When Choosing A Recruitment Agency

10 Things To Look For When Choosing A Recruitment Agency

Recruiters not knowing their clients on first meeting This is an unforgivable ‘sin’ for a recruiter to commit. To go into a meeting with a new client without knowing key elements at a minimum about their business has to be a non-starter.  It is simply an elementary requirement to have conducted research on your potential […]

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Brick Shortage Affecting Construction Industry

Brick Shortage Affecting Construction Industry

With the ongoing brick shortage the UK is experiencing, many companies are being forced to wait over 12 months for bricks. This is slowing down projects and development and substantially driving up the cost of bricks. Smaller developers are being hardest hit and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) say that in small-to-medium sized companies (SME) […]

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How Do You Gain Competitive Advantage? Easy – Use The Right Construction Recruitment Agency

How Do You Gain Competitive Advantage? Easy – Use The Right Construction Recruitment Agency

Why use a Construction Agency? Let’s face it, time-consuming recruitment is not the primary role or focus of building and construction executives, nor of site managers. And searching for that ideal job can leave even the most experienced and qualified job seeking candidates tearing their hair out. As a construction employer, the planning and managing […]

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Sites Wrongly Turning Away NPORS Cardholders

Sites Wrongly Turning Away NPORS Cardholders

Despite widespread knowledge and familiarity within the building and construction sector of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), there are still many who are not aware of some of the schemes which is causing confusing and anger at site gates. CSCS is involved in over 30 different card schemes displaying its logo and this is […]

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Solving Gender Gap Issue Is Answer To Construction Skills Shortage

Solving Gender Gap Issue Is Answer To Construction Skills Shortage

Just 20% of UK construction companies having women in senior roles leading to professionals in the industry claiming almost certain prejudice against women. Additionally, there is a clear inequality of opportunities available for women. Although some good progress has been made over recent years, it now must accelerate to solve the gender-gap problem and to […]

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Government’s Construction Sector Deal Set to Boost Sector

Government’s Construction Sector Deal Set to Boost Sector

The Government announced its flagship Construction Sector Deal which sets out an ambitious partnership between the industry and the government that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce. The construction sector is one of the nation’s major employers, with around 3.1 million people working in the sector, most […]

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Exeter University Create Wonder ‘Green’ Concrete Using Graphene

Exeter University Create Wonder ‘Green’ Concrete Using Graphene

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry. Experts from the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that uses nano-engineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional concrete production. The new composite material, which is more than twice as strong and […]

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Construction Sector Bounces Back In June

Construction Sector Bounces Back In June

A stronger than expected recovery resulted in June for Britain’s construction sector, reversing a slowdown this year and pushing the Bank of England towards a rise in interest rates. Construction ground to a virtual halt earlier in the year amidst heavy snow falls. Much better weather over recent months has helped builders bounce back. A […]

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Construction Firms Napping On Recruitment Planning Before Brexit

Construction Firms Napping On Recruitment Planning Before Brexit

Over 67% of UK construction firms have yet to make any real plans on the impact of Brexit on employee recruitment and how to deal with it. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) says that one third of construction businesses are already suffering from the impact of the Brexit vote. In a survey of more […]

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UK House Building Soared In 2017

UK House Building Soared In 2017

New build home numbers have soared in the UK, with the figures for homes starting to be built in 2017 surging to their highest recorded levels since the pre-crash levels around 2008. Government figures show that greater than 160,000 new build homes were started in the year to June 2017. This was an increase of […]

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Work Makes People Happy Says ONS Report

Work Makes People Happy Says ONS Report

It’s official: work makes people happy. So says a wellbeing report which highlights the positive effect of having a job on people’s state of ‘happiness’.

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