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30/07/12 - Smartphone App Helps Users Choose A Builder

The new smartphone app from Trustmark lets you record your conversations with traders and takes you through a checklist of questions to ask when getting tradespeople to quote for work.  more info

30/07/12 - One in six construction firms are 'unable to pay debts'

More than one in six companies would not be able to pay off their immediate debts if required to do so by their creditors, according to new research.  more info

30/07/12 - The construction sector has shrunk by 5.2 per cent in the last quarter,

The construction sector has shrunk by 5.2 per cent in the last quarter, compared to a retraction of 4.  more info

30/07/12 - Next Steps Set Out To Simplify The Planning System

Further moves to simplify the planning system and make it more accessible to people in communities were set out by Planning Minister Greg Clark.  more info

30/07/12 - Construction Fatalities Remain Far Too High - UCATT

Construction union UCATT has described the latest construction fatality figures announced as "not good news in any way".  more info

11/07/12 - Is the Recession Making Your Business Stronger?

According to a new study based on a poll of members of the Institute of Directors (IoD), 57% said that their companies have been forced to think more creatively, and adopt bolder strategies, as a result of financial pressures borne of the current economic climate.  more info

06/07/12 - £500m funding boost for SMEs

A new wave of investment funding for small and mid-sized businesses has been announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  more info

06/07/12 - Surge in construction waste disposal costs

The cost of disposing of certain grades of construction and demolition waste has surged by 2,460 per cent overnight.  more info

23/05/12 - Specialists survey shows good news for 2012 workloads

Almost half of respondents to a National Specialist Contractors Council survey have reported an increase in enquiries in the first quarter of 2012.  more info

23/05/12 - UK Contractors Send Strong Signal On Timber Choice

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has agreed a new statement on timber procurement and given a major boost to sustainable timber sourcing and supply for the UK construction industry.  more info

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