Construction the catalyst for growth

Cut The VAT Coalition
21 August 2013 - We support a reduction in VAT from 20% to 5% on all home repair, maintenance and improvement work. This targeted VAT cut would bring with it a huge number of economic, social and environmental benefits. Read more...
Get Britain Building
21 August 2013 - As a direct result of the economic downturn, our industry is under major threat with factories closing, skilled workers leaving the industry and companies going out of business. Get Britain Building promotes manufacturing and construction led growth in order to do what is required to promote jobs and growth in UK. Read more...
Construction4Growth
21 August 2013 - For every pound spent in construction £2.84 is returned to the economy - an industry that accounts for 8% of GDP and a workforce of over 3 million. Construction4Growth believes that thee right investment in construction now will lead the UK away from decline toward growth and job creation. Read more...
Homes for Britain
21 August 2013 - Homes for Britain is a united voice for housing which aims to put housing back where it belongs at the top of the political agenda. The economic rewards of investment in housing are enormous - every new home built creates jobs and decent home is a fundamental building block to a healthy, independent and dignified life. Read more...
Tax rise for listed building work in blatant short termism
17 July 2012 - We and others in the sector have lobbied consistently for a reduction in VAT to 5 per cent for Green Deal measures and equivalent energy efficiency work. There is a strong fiscal argument that such a reduction should be applied to all private housing repairs and improvement work. We urge Government to look at all such creative solutions that will help encourage positive behaviours. Read more...
Fighting forms and getting you paid on time
30 May 2012 - Late payment remains endemic in the construction sector, with recent reports suggesting on public sector projects alone, 85% of contractors are paying late. Businesses in the supply chain often struggle with extended payment terms, late payment and poor cashflow. The BWF is a strong supporter of the Fair Payment Campaign and is firmly of the view that limiting payment periods to a maximum of 30 days will help SMEs such as those manufacturing and installing joinery products to survive and grow, to the benefit of the UK economy. Read more...

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