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August Bank Holiday Opening Hours and Payroll

August 23, 2017

August Bank holiday payroll information, opening hours and timesheet download.

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Construction sector slows as commercial activity drop

August 4, 2017

July 2017 saw construction growth slow to its lowest in almost a year, Markit  CIPS data shows. Commercial construction work fell at its fastest pace since last years post EU referendum dip. House building was the strongest sector but growth has slowed. Work volumes contracted due to economic outlook, political uncertainty and firms reluctant to […]

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What would a Corbyn-led government mean for the construction industry?

June 8, 2017

Its felt like a long 7 weeks  for the so-called snap election, but the day has finally come to cast our votes. The conservatives lead  in the polls has been cut throughout the campaign, although they are still the bookies’ favourite to be returned to government. Two Key areas have swayed construction industry workers causing […]

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Construction growth edges up again in April.

May 16, 2017

UK Construction companies report a solid start to the second quarter of 2017. This has been helped by faster rises in civil engineering and residential building activity.

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Shocking results from Construction News Mind Matters Survey

May 5, 2017

Industry leaders demand urgent action on tackling mental health in the construction industry following “shocking” results from CN’s Mind Matters survey.

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Specialist sites to get £15bn funding boost

May 3, 2017

Specialist property developments like student accommodation and PRS towers are set to attract £15bn in investment this year.

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Cemex drivers ballot on strike action

April 21, 2017

Construction material supply warning as Cemex UK drivers ballot on strike action.

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Have a smashing Easter

April 12, 2017

Simon Nicholas Associates Easter opening hours , payroll information and timesheet download.

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Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit

March 29, 2017

As we head out of the European Union, what will the vote mean for the construction industry?

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National Apprenticeship Week

March 9, 2017

In National Apprenticeship Week, Simon Nicholas Associates share the success story of our apprentice and the positive impact he’s had on our business.

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Encouraging & supporting women in construction

March 8, 2017

As we celebrate International Women’s Day we look at encouraging and supporting women in to the Construction industry. Remember, its not just for boys.

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Increase in National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage

March 2, 2017

From April 2017, the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) are set to increase.
The NLW will be increased to £7.50 an hour for workers aged 25 and older.

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