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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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A guide to Super Deduction Tax in construction

Earlier this year, UK chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new ‘Super Deduction’ to provide an incentive for businesses to invest in new plant, machinery...

The challenges and opportunities facing the construction sector

Geoff Smith, dealer manager at Kubota UK, discusses what the construction industry is likely to face in the coming months, with changes to legislation...

Addressing net zero

Ross Hayward, head of assets and commercial at Chepstow Plant International (CPI), discusses how the quarrying and aggregates sector can address the climate emergency,...

The cost of over digging

It is sometimes necessary to dig beyond the depth required for the formation of below-ground structures if the ground conditions are not stable. For...

The age-old question: salary or dividends?

By Roger Campbell, a manager and tax specialist at Scott-Moncrieff, accountants and business advisers based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness AS a matter of course,...

Why the future looks bright for plant hire

Dave Irons of Embark Recruitment, who specialise in recruiting for the tool and plant hire sector, evaluates the industry’s prospects for the next 12...

Can portable cabins support safer working in the Covid-19 era?

By Benjamin Rothwell, business development manager at Bunkabin THE Covid-19 pandemic has created major challenges for the entire construction sector. Not only have supply chains...

Safe Digging Week: safety on site is the national priority

To mark National Safe Digging Week, Mark Royse, head of sales at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK, discusses the importance of responsible digging and explains...

Conveying the right message on fuel efficiency

Paul Thorne, used machinery and new plant director at SCG Supplies, explains why he believes firms in the quarrying and recycling sectors are being...

Are you really ready for winter?

Brendan Aherne, GRITIT’s regional director for Scotland, explains that taking on adverse weather conditions in increasingly litigious times takes careful planning and meticulous execution. It’s...

Adding value through aesthetics

The aesthetic appearance of construction machinery is immediately recognisable, but to a casual observer the technical thought-process that influences their designs can be overlooked....

What the super deduction means for you

In the 2021 Spring Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an investment incentive, referred to as the superdeduction. From April 1, 2021 to March 31,...

Why communication breakthroughs will be crucial to a healthy post-pandemic sector

By Lesley McLeod, CEO of The Association for Project Safety, and Shachar Harari, chief business officer & head of Cardo Crew COMMUNICATION technology has always...

Engineering a solution for remote working

By Andrew Richardson, a copywriter for Mobile Mini  LIKE many other industries, the construction and engineering sector has been hit by coronavirus restrictions aimed...

Sand depletion: the global crisis not being talked about

Eunan Kelly, head of Reco at CDE, shares his views on the topic of the global sand crisis in the context of the Covid-19...

Chasing the correct revenue

All businesses want to grow, but is the most suitable measurement of success increased revenue? Mark Anderson, committee member of the Scottish Plant Owners...
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Leaked: how to save money on your fourth utility

By Andy Batey, head of engineering, Brammer Buck & Hickman ON average 10% of all industrial electricity consumption can be attributed to the production of...
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Staying safe while working at height in poor weather

Matthew Bailey, divisional manager for inspection and certification at HCL Safety, explores what those working at height, and those responsible for their safety, need...

Governments must be ready to help construction sector go green

By Scott Brewster, MD of Brewster Bros, a resource management business which specialises in recycling construction waste and creating high quality recycled aggregates based...
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Don’t get caught out by emissions law

The new Euro 6 emissions legislation makes it essential for firms to consider the environmental impact of their fleet. Northgate Vehicle Hire’s UK Technical...
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Leveraging IoT to unlock the next generation of asset tracking

By Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect THERE is a thin line between asset tracking and the Internet of Things (IoT). From simply keeping track...

Managing health and safety risks of outdoor working this summer

By Kevin Rowe, MD of SafetyBuyer.com AS the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ease, construction firms will be looking forward to completing their...

Optimum bearing selection for mines and quarries

Mining and quarrying are among the toughest of industrial environments, with dust contamination posing a real threat to plant and machinery. David Oliver, channel...

Creative thinking helps operators thrive on peatland restoration projects

Andrew McBride, Peatland ACTION project manager explains why the Scottish Government is pledging £250 million for peatland restoration over the next 10 years, and...

Five benefits of going green on-site

SITES in the construction sector are turning green in order to combat the challenges climate change presents to our society. Alongside the environmental concerns...

Tackling the skills gap

With the industry skills gap still widening, many companies are looking to find a suitable and sustainable solution to the skills shortfall, says Philip...

It shouldn’t happen to a sales rep!

Paul Thorne, director of crushing and screening specialist SCG Supplies, reminisces about his early days in the industry and explains why, even in the...

More support needed for construction workforce

By Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity IN an industry where two construction workers take their own life every single working day...

Removing the risks: top tips for buying pre-loved machines

Buying machine equipment is a big investment at any time. As companies emerge from the lockdown and attempt to get back to pre-pandemic work...

Why cybersecurity is important for the construction equipment business

As construction companies digitise more of their operations and take advantage of the many benefits this brings, cybersecurity becomes an increasingly effective support. Guy...