VAT The Dreaded Tax On Home Improvement

What a missed opportunity. The chancellor could have spread the burden of VAT on building work by introducing a reduced rate on all building works. Currently set at 5% this would have had little effect on the cost of a new house but would have had a dramatic effect on the refurbishment market. Self build in this area is a huge market and would have created jobs as self builders would have turned to refurbishment of their homes rather than moving to a larger home. When will the government see sense on this? The French did this a few years back and actually increased their overall revenue as well as revitalising their construction industry.

Why don’t more people join NaSBA so that we can really put pressure on the powers that be to change this stupid tax situation?

Project Management

What is this and why should we use it for our building project?
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Feasibility

What should we look for?
Can we afford to do this?
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Budgeting

Finding out what it should all cost.
Keeping those costs under control.
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Programming

How it can really help a project.
How to do it properly.
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Tender Process

Making sure the build team is properly chosen and prepared.
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Procurement

Finding the best value materials.
Making sure they stay that way.
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Site Management

Working with the whole team,
helping everyone to get it right.
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CDM 2015 Regulations

Carrying out the Principle Contractor Role For CDM 2015 Regulations
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