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October 29, 2019

New VAT system to impact on cashflow

October 28, 2019

Payment terms in temporary works contracts

October 24, 2019

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October 23, 2019

What is the CITB levy used for?

October 22, 2019

The reality of mental health

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Commercial & Legal

New VAT system to impact on cashflow

The access and scaffolding sector is waking up to changes in VAT invoicing and payments that come into force next month. At the time of going to press, a united construction industry was lobbying hard to have the changes delayed for six months, but, whether the new VAT Reverse Charging

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Commercial

Payment terms in temporary works contracts

Barrister Rudi Klein advises readers on the legal requirements applying to payment terms in temporary works contracts. The example schedule above should be used for each of your contracts. It incorporates legal requirements relating to the payment process and alerts you to the dates when the various notices are to

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Feasting Upon False Dawns

In a month in which all political, economic and seasonal indicators pointed towards a downturn, the UK construction industry chose to self-identify as upward and upbeat.   Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks on disbelievingly. In March this year, the month in which the UK was originally scheduled to bid a not-so-fond adieu to the

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Using data to keep workers safe

With slips, trips and falls still the number one cause of accidents and injuries on scaffolds, it is imperative that both scaffolders and contractors understand the most common reasons that scaffolds fail the weekly inspection. Ian Chambers, sales and marketing director at SMART Scaffolder software, looks at how digital technology is the key to understanding

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Change is good

It is difficult to slow down progress and avoid change. Those who avoid change and innovation will ultimately see it take place elsewhere, and so future opportunities could either be missed or lost for ever. The sector’s capacity to respond to the changing access and scaffolding environment is restricted by the availability of well-trained and

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Feasting Upon False Dawns

In a month in which all political, economic and seasonal indicators pointed towards a downturn, the UK construction industry chose to self-identify as upward and upbeat.   Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks on disbelievingly. In March this year, the month in which the UK was originally scheduled to bid a not-so-fond adieu to the

Read More »

Using data to keep workers safe

With slips, trips and falls still the number one cause of accidents and injuries on scaffolds, it is imperative that both scaffolders and contractors understand the most common reasons that scaffolds fail the weekly inspection. Ian Chambers, sales and marketing director at SMART Scaffolder software, looks at how digital technology is the key to understanding

Read More »

Change is good

It is difficult to slow down progress and avoid change. Those who avoid change and innovation will ultimately see it take place elsewhere, and so future opportunities could either be missed or lost for ever. The sector’s capacity to respond to the changing access and scaffolding environment is restricted by the availability of well-trained and

Read More »