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Wakemans Vision – October 2017

 

How Safe is your Contractor?

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

How Safe is your Contractor?

Although the construction sector for SMEs grew yet again in Q2 (April-June 2017), concerns remain over the fate of smaller contractors, with accountancy firm Moore Stephens warning that 26 per cent of construction companies could fail.

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Positive Outlook for Construction

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Positive Outlook for Construction

John Woodhall considers developers’ attitude to the construction industry’s prospects. The most recent Trade Survey by the Construction Products Association (CPA) revealed that, following another three months’ of growth, the construction industry has witnessed 17 successive quarters of growth.

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Credit Crunch – A Positive Impact on Housing?

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Credit Crunch – A Positive Impact on Housing?

James Shelley takes a look at how the financial crisis continues to impact on the UK’s housing market – and not necessarily for the worst.

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Recruiting Trainees

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Recruiting Trainees

How we create a skilled construction workforce for the future remains a conundrum, but it is incumbent upon the industry as a whole to make it happen. Regrettably, if people leave, they rarely return, and because buildings are now so complex and require specialised technical skills, those who opt to get back into construction are expected to retrain.

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In Brief – October 2017

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

In Brief – October 2017

Economy and market news round up
· New Housing Funding;
· New Brand Identity;
· House Price Growth Remains Static

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