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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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Lynne Gowers
5th January, 2017

How to write a killer contractor CV & win that contract

With high value government investment in housing, transport infrastructure and digital communications, opportunities will abound for the UK’s flexible workforce in 2017. If you plan to start the New Year by going after that contract of a lifetime, your CV is your chance to stand out from the crowd....

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