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Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms
2 March 2020

Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms

Construction and Manufacturing are two of the UK’s largest and most important industries. Together, they employ some 5.1 million people across the UK (construction 2.4 million and manufacturing 2.7 million)...

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How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector
16 October 2019

How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector

A recent survey by Causeway surveyed 200 key decision makers in UK construction suggested the industry is now ready to push ahead with digitisation to help increase productivity.

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Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms
9 October 2019

Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially amongst the...

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7 ways finance can help in the Construction Sector
3 October 2019

7 ways finance can help in the Construction Sector

In June this year Britain’s construction industry recorded its worst month in a decade, as construction firms blamed Brexit for a lack of new commissions. Construction firms of all types warned that a “wait-and-see"...

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PII Premiums soar for Architects and Construction Industry post-Grenfell
26 September 2019

PII Premiums soar for Architects and Construction Industry post-Grenfell

Renewing Professional Indemnity insurance (PII) cover is becoming more difficult for architects. Many are experiencing rising premiums and exclusions, with legacy projects now seen as high-risk by insurers.

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What will the new Reverse Charge VAT changes mean to your construction business?
16 August 2019

What will the new Reverse Charge VAT changes mean to your construction business?

This October, the government are planning to introduce changes to how VAT is paid in an attempt to reduce VAT fraud. Reverse charge VAT will mean that customers will pay tax directly to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

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Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase
27 November 2018

Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is increasing from £200k to £1m, giving small-medium businesses the chance to invest in equipment and technology with up to 100% offset against tax on business income.

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New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase
2 November 2018

New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase

On Monday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his last pre-Brexit Autumn 2018 Budget, announcing a number of reliefs and spending pledges, largely welcomed by many of the UK’s business leaders.

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Don't miss the benefits of apprentices
19 February 2018

Don't miss the benefits of apprentices

The spotlight has once again turned to the skills shortage in the UK, as British businesses seem to be facing an uphill battle to find the right people to fill positions.

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The anatomy of small business finance
10 January 2018

The anatomy of small business finance

Asset Finance can be a crucial tool for businesses from any sector in helping them spread the cost of vital equipment. Here we look at how both asset finance and short and long-term business loans can help your...

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Finance is ‘a normal part of business’ for the Construction industry
1 March 2017

Finance is ‘a normal part of business’ for the Construction industry

November’s Autumn Statement saw Chancellor, Phillip Hammond announce an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes across the UK. On 7th February, in a new whitepaper release Gov.uk promised an additional £7bn fund,...

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How construction firms can protect their cash flow
20 February 2017

How construction firms can protect their cash flow

Led by John Morrison, head of southern operations for LDF Group, LDF’s Southampton office has considerable construction finance experience. The construction industry is the UK’s third largest sector, accounting for...

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