Friday, 17 July 2015

UK Construction Market Update - June

The ONS have released their Output in the Construction Industry figures for May 2015. These show that in May 2015, output decreased by 1.3% compared with April 2015. With repair and maintenance decreasing by 1.0%, made up of falls in non- housing R&M of 1.9% and private housing R&M of 0.8%. These decreases are slightly offset by an increase in public housing R&M of 1.8%. New work also showed a decreased of 1.5%, with all types of new work except infrastructure, with the largest reported fall being total housing, decreasing by 5.8%.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

National Minimum Wage Increased to £7.20 per hour

In today's budget, George Osborne announced a new National Living Wage, declaring that "Britain deserves a pay rise".

A new compulsory National Living Wage for working people aged 25 and over of £7.20 an hour will be introduced from April 2016, following a pre-announced rise to £6.70 in October 2015.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Where to Watch the Super 15 Final in London

 It's time for another Aussie Kiwi sporting clash as the Otago Highlanders take on the Wellington Hurricanes tomorrow in the Super 15 Final.

If you're looking for a place to watch the match in London, our friends at Kiws in London have a few suggestions for you!
  • Chatsworth Acton - doors open 8am, £2.50 Steinlager Pures, £5 breakfasts or £3 bacon rolls 
  • Bison and Bird - doors open at 8.30am, kitchen opens at 9am
  • Jetlag Bar - in the city is a popular choice as well!
If you have any ideas, say so below in the comments or you can also look at MatchPint for ideas too!