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£1bn VAT bombshell on building supplies

£1bn VAT bombshell on building supplies

3 days: The Builders Merchants Federation is warning that its members face a £1bn Brexit bombshell if they are forced to pay 20% VAT upfront on European building materials.

Councils prepare Heathrow legal challenge

Councils prepare Heathrow legal challenge

2 days: A coalition of local authorities has formally notified the secretary of state for transport that it intends to seek judicial review of the government’s Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) supporting a third Heathrow runway.

Tarmac outsources deliveries

Tarmac outsources deliveries

2 days: Building materials supplier Tarmac is outsourcing much of the distribution for its Cement &Lime division.

Robertson turnover reaches £715m

Robertson turnover reaches £715m

3 days: Robertson Group has seen its turnover leap 25% in the past year thanks to projects such as the new Macallan distillery and the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Galliford Try rides out Aberdeen bypass woes

Galliford Try rides out Aberdeen bypass woes

5 days: Galliford Try's Construction division has seen its balance sheet turn from a net cash position of £137m to net debt of nearly £30m over the past year, and it is all down to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.

Site managers turn to DIY inductions

Site managers turn to DIY inductions

5 days: It appears a new trend may be emerging in the UK construction industry – do-it-yourself online site inductions, because site managers lack the time or inclination.

Troubled Safestyle turns to Lovell

Troubled Safestyle turns to Lovell

6 days: Doors and windows supplier Safestyle has turned to construction turnaround specialist Alan Lovell to help return the business to profit.

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