In case you missed it, the UK ceased to be a member of the European Union (EU27) on 31st January 2020. In the early part of February 2020, the UK Government began to set out the trading landscape post-31st December 2020. So what does this mean? Gerry Myton, Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, explains.

Miriam Turner, Assistant Vice President Open Innovation & Product Sustainability for Interface, explains how, by pioneering sustainable ways of working and co-innovating with partners, the construction industry can strive for genuine innovation again.

When the UK woke up to the news that it had officially left the European Union, there was a feeling of uncertainty and a question of ‘what now?’ in the air. We have not seen change like this in 43 years, so how long will it take us to adapt to being independent once more? Here, David Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer of TenderSpace, elaborates.

Joint Managing Director of workplace consultant Saracen Interiors, Michael Page, believes that the industry, at large, needs to be considerably more proactive when it comes to upping the female quota of its workforce and, in doing so, it may well be able to address the current skill shortage in a far more positive manner.

Last year’s Autumn Statement included welcome plans to invest in innovation and infrastructure. However, while this will have a significant effect on the construction industry, Duncan Green, Managing Partner at Pick Everard, considers what the investment means for SMEs.

Many in the insurance industry, and in particular in the construction sector, will have taken note of the recent Scottish Court of Session decision in the case of SSE Generation – v – Hochtief as it relates to the core principle of ‘Joint Names’ insurance. Phillip Lamb of MPW explains more.

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