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Lynne Gowers
23rd March, 2017

Fears for construction industry as PM gets ready to fire the Brexit starting pistol

With the Prime Minister primed to invoke Article 50, triggering the official start of the process to divorce the UK from the EU, a leading chartered body has warned that Britain could lose 8% of its construction workers in the wake of Brexit....

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Lynne Gowers
15th March, 2017

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) - best practice tips for subcontractors

If you are self-employed in the UK construction industry and are working for a contractor, you must register for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). The scheme covers practically all aspects of construction works, from site preparation and repairs through to decoration and demolition....

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Lynne Gowers
10th March, 2017

Spring Budget 2017 at a glance

Chancellor Philip Hammond (aka “Spreadsheet Phil”) has delivered his first Budget, which was also the last to be held during Spring as it will now move to Autumn. It means that this year there will be a second Budget to accommodate the timetable switch....

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Lynne Gowers
6th March, 2017

Short term assignments for long term contracting success

Working as a contractor, assignments come in all shapes and sizes; it’s the variety and flexibility that appeals to so many. While it might take some time for the right assignment to come along, accepting short term work gives you the opportunity to broaden your experience and skills. ...

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Lynne Gowers
13th February, 2017

We're proud to be named a Solent 250 company for 2017

The Business Magazine has published this year’s Solent 250 - a directory of the top private unquoted companies by turnover across the Solent and South Coast, and we are delighted to have made the list....

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Joe Taffurelli
10th February, 2017

IR35 - Important Update from Liquid Friday

IR35 is a term that is being bandied around quite a lot at the moment in contractor circles. That is because of changes to the rules for off-payroll workers in the public sector from April. The good news? If you are an Umbrella company worker, you don’t have to worry about it....

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Lynne Gowers
2nd February, 2017

Meet the Team - Christian Brady, Onboarding Manager

He was voted Mr. Liquid Friday 2016 and some say if he's cut open he bleeds green... All we know is... he's called Christian Brady and he heads up the onboarding team! This month we chat to Christian about his role at Liquid Friday and creating a great customer experience for our contractors....

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Lynne Gowers
27th January, 2017

CITB faces key vote on its levy raising powers

Later this year, the Construction Industry Training Board will consult with the construction industry at large about whether it will be allowed to continue raising levy cash from contractors. However concerns have been raised within the industry about the sway trade federations will have in the vote, with critics claiming that some construction bodies may not properly consult with their members which will lead to a skewed result....

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Lynne Gowers
24th January, 2017

Off payroll working in the public sector - is your agency ready?

As confirmed in the small print of the Autumn Statement, the government is pressing ahead with plans to, in its words, “reform the off payroll working rules in the public sector from April 2017 by moving responsibility for operating them, and paying the correct tax, to the body paying the worker’s company”....

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Lynne Gowers
13th January, 2017

2017 will be a year of winners and losers in construction

The year to come will divide the UK construction industry into winners and losers. That’s the prediction of Richard Threlfall, head of infrastructure, building and construction at KPMG. Speaking to Construction Enquirer, Mr Threlfall indicated that 2017 is likely to be one of “feast or famine” depending on what sector of construction you specialise in, as well as regional variations. He pinpointed specific areas of growth and decline...

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