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Posted: 25th March
By: rlf

"RLF have proved to be extremely professional and of great assistance in carrying out this project to a successful completion."

Jean Pierre Ellul Castaldi, Director, Hotel Phoenicia, Malta

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Posted: 24th March
By: rlf

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Saving space

We live in a digital world that’s increasingly obsessed with visual experiences. Whether we’re on our mobile phones, iPads, tablets or laptops, app designers, advertising executives and website gurus are obsessed with de-cluttering their platforms.

The reason? Space. And in design terms, white space is precious. People react better when things are neater.

When it comes to designing properties and developmen...

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Posted: 21st March
By: rlf

The 2014 Budget – Growth and spending

This week, George Osborne deliver his 5th budget, but what were the key announcements for the construction sector in terms of growth and spending?

 
THE ECONOMY
Main points:

GDP forecast to grow by 2.7% this year and 2.3% next year, by 2.6% in 2016 and 2017, and then by 2.5% in 2018
Deficit forecast to be 6.6% of GDP this year, 5.5% in 2014-15 with a surplus of 0.2% by 2018-19
The number of peopl...

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Posted: 21st March
By: rlf

The 2014 Budget – Tax changes

The Chancellor described this as a budget for “makers, doers and savers”, although it may have felt like a pension announcement.

Below, Martin Dye - RLF’s Property Tax and Capital Allowances specialist - looks at some of the tax announcements that may impact the construction and real estate sector.

MAKERS
Capital Allowances
Main headlines:

Doubling of the current 100% Annual Investment Allowance to ...

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Posted: 20th March
By: rlf

"The College has worked with RLF over a three year period to successfully implement the first and second phases of its property strategy. RLF have provided lead consultancy, project and cost management, and covered the whole process from master planning through to delivery and handover. At all stages RLF have been proactive and effective, and have played a key part in ensuring delivery on time and to budget."

John Rollings, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Northbrook College

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Posted: 17th March
By: rlf

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The UK’s housing crisis

Currently, the UK has a housing crisis. In simple terms, there aren’t enough decent, affordable homes.

Experts predict that, by 2022, we’ll have a shortage of more than a million homes. Supply is falling fast behind demand, it seems.

Yet the situation is more complex than it appears at first glance. The problem is being driven by the fact that London and the South will be hit hardest – the South accounts ...

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