Articles and news focused on the construction sector part of the UK economy.

Government Grants

Available grants for health & safety measures

Industries like construction and fisheries have grants to help cover the cost of health and safety training

Alternative finance

Business finance options for UK construction firms

Funding Options explain what construction finance is and what options are out there for SMEs in the construction industry

Small Business Banking

Government launches scheme to help fund small builders

British Business Bank guarantees £1bn to banks that lend to small builders in effort to boost house building


Closing the gender gap: more women are showing interest in male-dominated courses

New research reveals that more women are researching courses which are typically male-dominated, hinting at a decline in gender splits.


Construction, retail and food and drink hit hardest as insolvencies rise

3,967 businesses ceased trading in the first quarter of 2017 due to an increase in insolvencies in UK small businesses.


Asbestos, mesothelioma and the building trades

Here, we look at the rise and fall of asbestos and why business owners should be familiar with asbestos standards for construction workers and employers.


Why are women not joining the construction industry?

Recruiting more women to trades like plumbing, electrical, landscaping and building is just as economically vital as getting more women onto FTSE 100 boards.


Construction subcontractors forced to accept contracts or lose business

Construction subcontractors must accept the terms of contracts with large construction firms or risk of losing business, a new study finds.


Number of women in construction could be lower than expected

The number of females in professional construction roles is less than many analysts predicted, a new study reveals.


Construction industry ignoring billions in tax rebates

A lack of awareness about what counts as research and development in construction means companies are missing out on millions of pounds in tax rebates. 


Construction sector urged to create more apprenticeships

The construction sector is being urged to find new ways to attract workers to the sector after a study has found that more than half of the UK population is struggling to hire a tradesperson.


Why late payment hits the construction sector hardest

Businesses in the construction sector have been hit hardest of any UK sector by longer waits for their invoices to be paid, with delays increasing 22 per cent in the last year from 67 days to 82 days.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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