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Apr 30 2018

The impact of technology on training in the construction industry

Categories: Property & Construction

Some of the biggest challenges for the construction industry include improving the skillset of those working in the industry and keeping pace with modernisation. One of the areas that has been impacted by modernisation, through technological advancement, is equipment and safety training. Previously for training on plant equipment there was more one-to-one training and small more

Feb 12 2018

Construction companies could be missing out on thousands of £s of tax relief

Categories: Property & ConstructionTaxation

Research & Development (R&D) tax credits are available to limited companies subject to UK corporation tax, yet take up of the relief is lacking amongst SME’s, particularly within the construction sector. Construction companies often do not consider these claims applicable to them. However, due to the continuous innovation and bespoke solutions provided by the construction more

Feb 1 2018

Funding for Growth using Non-Bank Funding

Categories: Property & Construction

Typically, if the bank manager said “no”, there were very few alternative funding providers. Where-as today, there is an overabundance of potential funding sources. Peer-to-Peer (“P2P”) or Crowd funding SME secured lending is readily available for Scottish SMEs providing a real alternative to borrowing from the high street banks. Loans range from £100,000 to £5m, more

Dec 2 2017

Working with Blueprint Recruitment

Categories: Property & Construction

A Fife recruitment company, which has found personnel for some of the most high-profile construction and manufacturing projects in Scotland, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a £16M turnover. Since its inception in 2007, Glenrothes-based Blueprint Recruitment has grown into one of the country’s leading technical, construction, administration and engineering recruitment companies. Turning over £1M more

Oct 3 2017

Be rewarded for reducing construction waste in your business

Categories: Property & Construction

Construction businesses in Scotland are being offered free waste prevention support from Resource Efficient Scotland. Resource Efficient Scotland, a support programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) identify opportunities to reduce waste and save money through on-site support. Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and more

Jun 21 2017

Property & Capital Allowances

Categories: Property & Construction

You can claim capital allowances when you buy assets that you keep to use in your business, eg equipment, machinery, business vehicles. These are known as plant and machinery.  In most cases you can deduct the full cost of these items from your profits before paying tax using the annual investment allowance.  It is normally straight forward to more

May 24 2017

How can you protect your construction business from bad debt?

Categories: Property & Construction

Bad debts are a problem that affects most businesses, irrespective of size or sector; however the issue is particularly problematic for smaller firms who often have to incur upfront costs, many of which don’t have sufficient cashflow to survive. Small firms in the construction sector are particularly affected by bad debts, with 29% of owners more

May 2 2017

Funding for Construction Businesses

Categories: Property & Construction

A recent search of funding opportunities available to Construction companies in Scotland produced 100 possible options. The Scottish Government’s website can search for potential funding options tailored to your business. The site is relatively easy to navigate and provides useful guidance. Each funding option has three useful stages. Stage one called “Before you Start”, more