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

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.

Accounts & Tax

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

Online meetings in the construction industry

Here, we look at the fast-paced construction sector and how it is suited to an online meeting option.

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks