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Still in ‘expansion mode’

16 Jan 2014

UK construction companies remained in ‘expansion mode’ at the end of 2013, highlighted by relatively sharp rises in output, new orders and employment.


 

Builders see workloads increase

11 Jul 2013

Second quarter of 2013 was positive across most of the UK for the first time since 2007.


 

Small businesses warned to report changes

23 Aug 2012

“It is important that all small businesses are aware they could face steep fines unless HMRC is kept fully updated


 

Construction sector to decline until 2014

17 Jul 2012

The success of the Green Deal is ‘crucial’ to the recovery of the repair and maintenance sector.


 

Survey shows a 'marked change' in consumer’s reasons to replace

07 Feb 2012

Percentage reasons for new windows and doors


 

Good Investment

28 Nov 2011

Swisspacer helps Olympic Glass sales grow 50%.


 

Construction needed to stimulate economic growth

24 Oct 2011

Government must do more to stimulate the new-build housing market


 

What's in store for door's

07 Jul 2011

Future prospects for the residential door market remain uncertain according to a new report from AMA Research.

 

Ready and willing to respond

10 May 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron recently conceded that he needed to get Britain building again

 

Budget ‘just a first step’, for SME growth says Forum

29 Mar 2011

Forum welcomes the government's continued commitment to reducing corporation tax overall.

 

Construction bounces back

09 Feb 2011

Optimism amongst UK construction companies is reportedly at its strongest in eight months  

 

What The Future Holds

25 Jan 2011

As the UK Windows & Doors industry emerged from the depths of recession in 2010 a fragmented industry appeared from the chaos.


 

Prolonging the agony

02 Nov 2010

The new government's economic policies look likely to prolong the agony for the fenestration industry

 

‘Holiday’ not long enough

14 Sep 2010

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is still calling for further tax breaks for small companies

 

Losing Momentum

07 Sep 2010

August data has signalled further expansion of the UK construction sector

 

Parking mad

01 Sep 2010

Small business support group, the Forum of Private Business, has reacted to reports that a controversial tax on private parking spaces is set to be extended.

 

Banks not helping

23 Aug 2010

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning that inaccurate property valuations are preventing many smaller firms from accessing affordable bank lending.

 

Recession will force change

10 Aug 2010

According to the latest Strategic Market Insights forecasting report from HobsonFord Associates, the recession will cause structural change for construction.

 

Compliance is mandatory

10 Aug 2010

From 1 October, FENSA inspections will apply the revised Building Regulations

 

Attack of the zombies

06 Jul 2010

There are now 112 companies in the UK Windows & Doors industry that are ‘zombie' businesses.

 

Small firms back repayment of national debt

25 May 2010

More than three quarters of small firms back moves to tackle Britain's record deficit

 

Energy policy crucial post election

13 Apr 2010

The next government urgently needs to rebalance workplace law in favour of employers.

 

Tax anger

03 Feb 2010

Small firms believe Britain's tax system is deeply unfair and urgently needs to be simplified, new research has revealed.

 

What’s in ‘A’ rating?

15 Dec 2009

Industry ‘confused' by expanded ratings systems, says CAB.


 

Don’t Cut Small Businesses Support

02 Nov 2009

The government must not sacrifice its support for small businesses

 

Two Million Cut Adrift

13 Oct 2009

"Our members are telling us that the banks are dragging their heels and driving up prices"

 

DHF update Code

13 Oct 2009

Code of Practice for the Repair and Maintenance of Industrial and Commercial Doors updated


 

UK Retailers Call For Green Tax Cut

25 Aug 2009

"A clear signal should be given to households of the benefits of a switch to the most energy efficient products"

 

£5m To Protect Small Businesses Against Crime

12 Aug 2009

 A £5m fund for small retailers to buy security devices such as alarms

 

Legislation: Gangmasters Ban

10 Jul 2009

Department of Work and Pensions considers the prevalence of rogue labour providers (gangmasters) in the construction trade.

 

Efficiency: Into The Top Three

10 Jul 2009

Energy efficiency and the latest environmental standards are now among the most important attributes buyers want from newly-built homes

 

Energy Efficiency U-Turn

25 Jun 2009

It is understood that measures were removed at the last minute.

 

Olympic Glass Launch SUNtec

02 Jun 2009

Better light transmission, Better solar gain, Better energy efficiency


 

Hope For New House Building

13 May 2009

Quarter-on-quarter rise in applications to start new homes for almost two years.


 

Banks Still Hesitate To Lend

20 Apr 2009

Consequently, confidence in both the government and banks is eroding."

 

Legislation Changes

07 Apr 2009

Business Link has created a summary overview of the changes that come into force to help businesses identify those that are relevant to them.

 

Unlimited Fines And Publicity

07 Apr 2009

Companies could be fined between 2.5% and 10% of their turnover for committing the new offence of Corporate Manslaughter.

 

Unprepared For Emissions Bill

01 Apr 2009

Most businesses are totally unprepared for the forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment (‘CRC') regulation.

 

Easy Life For Thieves

01 Apr 2009

With around 511 vans being broken into every day, thieves are finding they can be rich pickings.

 

Pressure On To Cut VAT

16 Mar 2009

European finance ministers have voted to remove the final hurdle to a reduction in VAT on building repair and maintenance work.

 

CBI Calls For Urgent Amendments

16 Mar 2009

Businesses face a double burden of unwanted extra taxes at the worst time possible.

 

Council House Building Freedom

04 Feb 2009

Councils may soon have greater freedom to build more homes.

 

Regulation Changes Ahead

14 Jan 2009

The revision to Building Regulations within England and Wales will start the year and last for three months.

 

Police Warn Fleets About New Manslaughter Act

30 Dec 2008

"Following a death involving an at-work driver, fleet managers can expect an immediate
and in-depth investigation by the police."


 

Olympic Glass Launch New Website

29 Dec 2008

"The new site has been developed to keep you up to date with our product development,
industry and business news."