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Despite the greater rise in construction projects, the financial position for many contractors remains weak. According to a new study, supply and demand for subcontractors and labour are still a year off.
The report “Construction Barometer: Recovery in Sight?” published by KPMG analyses the largest UK construction contractors in relation to the operating margins and cash balances from 2007 to 2013.
Cash propositions and margins are not sustainable
The detailed analysis revealed …Read more
Did you know that from October 1st you will no longer need to display a tax disc? No? You're not alone. A survey conducted by the RAC showed 36% of 2,000 drivers were unaware of the scrapping of the paper disc and 47% did not know when the change was due to take effect.
It seems the DVLA haven't provided drivers with the relevant information about these changes so here is a breakdown of what the DVLA don't want you to know.
From October 1st 2014 your windscreen will be bare as you will no …Read more
Little over six months ago, it was reported that four shops were closing each day on British high streets. The suspected migration to internet retailing to cut the costs of rent and bills etc. was the theoretical motive.
With the revival of a once critical economy, a new study has found that while the high street is sluggishly improving, shopping centres are filling up empty shops at a faster rate than town centres.
The research by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and the Local …Read more
It’s no secret that we Brits are far from buying into the electric van zeal and are far more comfortable with the familiarity of petrol and diesel. However, improvements to diesel engine efficiency for commercial vehicles would eclipse the economic efficiency of electric vans according to a major manufacturer.
With hype surrounding our carbon footprint and our emissions not to mention the increasing costs of tax in light of the bracket changes, there’s certainly room for …Read more
High-volume crimes are on the brink of being sanctioned by the police force and they are now asking crime victims to investigate offences themselves.
It’s likely that victims will be expected to take the first steps towards solving the criminal investigation by checking CCTV; gathering information from potential witnesses and by checking shopping sites such as eBay and Amazon to see if any of their stolen goods appear for sale.
In a new report, her Majesty’s Inspectorate of …Read more