Skills shortages are driving rapid wage growth in the construction sector. While that’s great news for subcontractors, construction SMEs may struggle to maintain their margins and often have to compromise in other areas of the business to absorb these ever-rising costs.
From the ‘greenest government ever’ to multiple U-turns on environmental policies: it’s safe to say that the past few years, and in particular, recent months, haven’t exactly boosted the UK’s green construction industry.
With the advent of new legal reporting requirements for companies including real time tax information and auto-enrolment pension schemes, businesses find themselves with an ever-growing administrative burden.
Several weeks have passed since the day of the 2015 general election and its surprising result when the Conservative party won 330 seats in parliament and gained a slim overall majority in the commons.