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15/11/12 - NFB Calls For Urgent Action To Help Construction SMEs

The NFB has called for urgent government action to help construction SMEs to rebuild the economy, following the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics on construction output.  more info

27/09/12 - Pressure on margins to continue for another 12 months

Tender prices have further to fall over the next 12 months before an upturn in demand starts pushing up the prices contractors can pass on, according to the latest quarterly five-year forecast from the Building Cost Information Service, part of the RICS.  more info

27/09/12 - Squeezing subbies hurts the whole supply chain

News that Keepmoat has extended payment terms for its suppliers will depress subcontractors around the country who are already struggling to cope with less work.  more info

27/09/12 - Banks' lending to construction down almost 10pc

Bank lending to construction firms shrank by 9.3 per cent in the past three months, with a 1.3 per cent contraction last month.  more info

27/09/12 - SME Employment Prospects Sink In Construction Sector

Employment prospects for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction sector are continuing to deteriorate, according to figures from the UK's largest construction trade association.  more info

30/07/12 - 37% Of Construction SMEs Are Cutting Jobs, Says FMB

Employment prospects for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction sector are continuing to deteriorate, according to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).  more info

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

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