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It goes without saying that the impact of Coronavirus on the development sector will be significant – not only the immediate, considerable and often unpredictable obstacles that we face today but for years to come. But the housing shortage won’t go away, and new infrastructure is desperately needed.

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has raised serious health concerns, with some countries imposing travel restrictions to tackle the spread of the illness.

The construction industry has undergone many changes in recent years and has consistently adapted. New laws have been triggered by nationwide changes, devastating disasters and the current political climate – unpredictable events have led to sudden legislative amendments. If construction businesses aren’t prepared for what is going to be thrown their way, they will fall behind, and their business will suffer. So, for the sake of both businesses and potential clients, NiftyLift takes a look at recent laws, and how they will affect this affluent industry.

IR35 is coming into play for medium- and large-sized private companies from April 2020, following its roll out in the public sector in April 2017, writes Phil Beardwood, Compliance and Assurance Director at the Morson Group.

The construction industry encompasses a vast number of rewarding careers. For example, it has been found that construction-related employment in Great Britain increased by 3.8% in 2017, exceeding its pre-downturn peak of 2007 to reach the highest level on record. Showcasing the rising popularity of construction-based roles, this figure embodies our progress, says Russell Stilwell, Founder of RSE Building Services.

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