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Government COVID-19 support for businesses: how this helps construction

Government COVID-19 support for businesses: how this helps construction

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary set of measures in Friday evening’s daily press conference to support people and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of which will be instrumental in helping the UK construction industry to stay afloat during these unprecedented times. Read on the find out more.

HMRC delays IR35 changes amidst Coronavirus pandemic

HMRC delays IR35 changes amidst Coronavirus pandemic

HMRC have announced they are delaying the controversial IR35 changes for 12 months amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Previously due to be introduced in April, the new rules will now not be introduced until April 2021, as the construction industry releases a collective sigh of relief.

5 Benefits of Email Payslips

5 Benefits of Email Payslips

Electronic payslips sent via email can help your construction business in lots of ways; here we take a look at the key benefits your business could take advantage of should you make the switch.

CIS Accounting: Make It Easy with Our CIS Software

CIS Accounting: Make It Easy with Our CIS Software

For contractors not using a construction-specific accounting system, CIS accounting can be a pain. From initially verifying and managing subcontractors before any work is undertaken, through to payroll, and then holding CIS deductions before paying these to HMRC – it can be a laborious process for construction businesses.

Managing Construction Subcontractors

Managing Construction Subcontractors

Labour has always - and likely will always – be the biggest variable cost on any construction project, and with project margins being squeezed ever tighter, it’s hugely important to monitor all project costs – in particular subcontractor costs.

Does your business have its MTD digital link ready?

Does your business have its MTD digital link ready?

Whilst the dust has long settled on the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT back in April 2019, we are fast approaching the end of the ‘grace’ period as promised by HMRC.

With MTD’s first birthday in April 2020, the grace period will end and businesses will be expected to have a digital link in place.

How Dashboards Can Benefit Your Business

How Dashboards Can Benefit Your Business

Dashboards are a brilliant way of displaying key information in a user-friendly, easy to read format. Not only do they ensure that your team have access to crucial information quickly and easily, but they also host a whole raft of other benefits. Read on to find out more.

What to Look for In a Subcontractor Management System

What to Look for In a Subcontractor Management System

Managing subcontractors is a vital role in any construction business, so when looking for a system to help manage this process, it's important to ensure it has some key functionality. Read on to explore what you should look for when choosing a subcontractor management system.

How Construction Accounting Software Can Help You

How Construction Accounting Software Can Help You

Estimated to be worth more than £100 billion, the UK’s construction industry plays a vital role in the UK’s wider economy. Proper financial management is integral to the success of any construction business, and that’s where construction accounting software can help.

4 Problems with Generic Accounting Software

4 Problems with Generic Accounting Software

For construction businesses who are trying to grow and scale up their operations, there could be one over-looked stumbling block preventing them from getting ahead of their competitors and achieving ambitious growth plans: generic accounting software.

What is Cost Value Reconciliation?

What is Cost Value Reconciliation?

Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) is an often underused project management tool, but it is a vital component in ensuring construction projects are completed within budget.

20% drop in cash flow predicted as trade bodies call for chancellor to delay new VAT rules

20% drop in cash flow predicted as trade bodies call for chancellor to delay new VAT rules

A group of trade bodies - including the National Federation of Builders - have urged the chancellor Sajid Javid to postpone the upcoming Reverse Charge VAT changes due to be introduced in October.

It’s expected that more than 150,000 construction business could face a 20% drop in cash flow once they no longer receive the 20% VAT payment on bills they submit, with many trade bodies predicting a cash flow crisis throughout the industry.

4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Using Construction Job Costing Software

4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Using Construction Job Costing Software

Lots of construction companies still use generic accounting software, despite construction-specific software being available which can make construction job costing far simpler to manage. There are lots of benefits to be gained from installing construction accounting software, and yet lots of companies are still using manual and outdated systems.

Explore these 4 reasons why your business should be using construction job costing software:

Reverse Charge VAT: What it means for the Construction Industry

Reverse Charge VAT: What it means for the Construction Industry

With the dust barely settled from Making Tax Digital, it’s time to turn our attention to HMRC’s next big change. From 1st October 2019 significant changes are being introduced to the VAT treatment of suppliers within the construction industry.

Spotlight on: Women in Construction

Spotlight on: Women in Construction

The gender pay gap has gained plenty of coverage recently, thanks to new rules requiring large businesses to report the difference in pay between male and female employees.

What Will 2019 Hold for the UK Construction Industry?

What Will 2019 Hold for the UK Construction Industry?

2019 is set to be a critical year for the UK economy, with all eyes on the EU exit date of 29th March. At the time of writing, we don’t know whether the UK will be leaving the EU with or without a deal, but what happens on this date will affect the economy, and the construction industry, for the rest of 2019 and beyond.

2018 in Review: The UK Construction Industry

2018 in Review: The UK Construction Industry

Last year was another busy year for the UK’s construction industry - and not always in the right ways. For many in the industry, it’s been a year of cautious preparation for changes coming in the new year. But there are plenty of signs for optimism, as we’ll explore in this round-up of the biggest construction news of 2018.