Construction and Engineering News

Call to revise ‘flawed’ IR35 contractors’ scheme
May 2021

The new IR35 tax scheme is deeply flawed” and has “opened the door to rogue providers and the mis-selling of tax avoidance schemes,” according to members of a parliamentary committee.

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Construction activity sees growth in first quarter
May 2021

The construction sector appears to be in promising shape with figures for the first quarter of 2021, released by the Construction Product Association (CPA), showing a healthy 13 per cent increase.

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Take advantage of the super-deduction from 1 April 2021
March 2021

At the start of April, the Government will introduce the new super-deduction and special rate first-year allowance to help construction businesses invest in qualifying plant and machinery, as the nation looks to rebuild.

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New loan scheme provides lifeline for construction and engineering businesses
March 2021

As part of a package of new measures to help kick-start the British economy, the Government has, this month, launched a new Recovery Loan Scheme.

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Pandemic creates widespread contract confusion – research finds
March 2021

Latest research has revealed widespread confusion across the construction sector, with clients and construction firms unsure who is liable for contract breaches as a result of the pandemic.

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Are your partnership or shareholder agreements up to date?
February 2021

If your construction or engineering business is run as a partnership or you have shareholders with a financial interest in your company, it is important to put in place a formal, legally binding agreement.

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Construction companies to face ‘intense scrutiny’ if they under-bid
February 2021

Construction companies have been warned that they will face “intense scrutiny” from the Government if they submit public sector bids which are felt to be “unrealistically low.

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Government confirms 12-month grace period for IR35 penalties
February 2021

New guidance published by the Government ahead of the implementation of off-payroll IR35 rules for the private sector has confirmed that penalties will be waived for the first 12 months of implementation.

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Palmers Solicitors – an important change in our company structure
February 2021

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a change in our company’s structure.

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COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims – your rights explained
January 2021

Following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, many businesses in England and Wales could be due an insurance pay-out for loss of income and disruption as a result of the first COVID-19 lockdown.

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