Unlock Rigid Planning System to spark MMC Housing Revolution
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A new report by Arup outlines the key reforms needed to the UK’s planning system to facilitate the widescale use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to help deliver the large number of new homes the country needs.

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Reverse Charge VAT from October
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To tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry a domestic reverse charge will be introduced with effect from October 2019. Writing in Construction Manager, Alison Birch, VAT partner at Mitchell Charlesworth, explains what this means for businesses in the construction industry.Please enter a description….

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200,000 more workers needed without MMC
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Hamish Champ reports in Housing Today that without modern methods of construction UK housebuilders will need nearly 200,000 additional workers to meet the government’s mid-2020s target of building 300,000 new homes a year.

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The Self-Build Solution to the UK’s Housing Crisis
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Writing in Housing Today, Paul Smith managing director of the Strategic Land Group, asks “Is self-build the answer to tackling the housing crisis?”. He then explains that, with 6 million Britons interested in building their own home, initiatives are just starting to cater to this market.

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43% of construction workers  have no digital capabilities
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The research conducted by Bentley Systems, the design, construction, and infrastructure software provider, of more than 720 construction professionals across the world has found less than half (43.5%) of workers said they have no digital capabilities for collaboration or that their information is either paper-based or siloed.

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