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Construction & Real Estate Community

Stay up to date with the latest developments in the construction and real estate industry. Network with fellow finance professionals in the sector and attend events put on for the benefit of community members.

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FREE Launch event for the Real Estate and Construction Community – save the day

Join us and experts from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group to hear how you can offset some of the inherent risks in the complex construction projects your organisation undertakes. Pose your questions to the panel, gain insight and share your experiences with your peers.

 

Taxation

Taxation - general

Articles and resources relating to taxation in the construction and real estate sectors, including property tax.

Commercial construction

Articles and resources relating to the commercial construction sector, covering the various capital allowances available for commercial buildings, the Business Premises Renovation Allowance and ICAEW representations relevant to the sector.

VAT

Articles and resources relating to VAT in the construction and real estate sectors.

Financial reporting

The latest information and practical resources on International Financial Reporting Standards relevant to the construction and real estate industries

IFRS 16: putting theory into practice

Welcome to our new hub containing a suite of resources covering IFRS 16, which sets out the principles that both lessees and lessors apply to provide relevant information about leases. This hub contains a range of articles and extracts from various sources, including a new IFRS 16 Leases report published by the Financial Reporting Faculty exploring the IASB's new leases standard.

Industry sector guides

ICAEW's Library & Information Service has produced a series of guides to different industry sectors to help members identify key trends within their sector.

Construction industry

Guide to researching the building and construction industry. Quick links to trends, forecasts, market research, regulations, statistics and useful organisations.

Property industry

Guide to researching the property selling, development and rental sectors. Quick links to trends, forecasts, market research, regulations, statistics and useful organisations.

Architectural services

Guide to researching architects and architectural services firms. Quick links to trends, forecasts, market research, statistics and useful organisations.

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

The Library & Information Service provides a hand-picked collection of eBooks as a benefit of membership. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support or contact library@icaew.com

Revenue

Fully updated guide focusing on each area of the financial statement in detail with illustrative examples. This chapter on accounting for revenue gives a comparison of FRS 102 Section 23 and IFRS, and looks at measurement of revenue, identification of the revenue transaction, sale of goods, rendering of services, percentage of completion method, franchise fees, interest, royalties, dividends, construction contracts, disclosures, and practical implementation issues.

Housing SORP: 2018 update - Statement of Recommended Practice for registered social housing providers

Updated version of the SORP published in September 2018, reflecting amendments to UK GAAP. The SORP will be effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2019.

Special classes of taxpayers

This chapter covers the schemes, reliefs and special rules pertaining to classes of taxpayers not covered elsewhere in this work. This includes the Construction Industry Scheme and rules for small businesses, charities and organisations of various types.

Business law

Guide to the legal principles that apply to business. Aimed at non-law students.

Terms of use: You are permitted to access, download, copy, or print out content from eBooks for your own research or study only, subject to the terms of use set by our suppliers and any restrictions imposed by individual publishers. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms of use.

The Library & Information Service provides a hand-picked collection of industry press articles as a benefit of ICAEW membership. If you are unable to access an article, please see our Online resources troubleshooting or contact library@icaew.com

 

UK's real estate market shrinks by $6.2bn

The UK's real estate investment market has contracted to $714bn (£564bn) - whereas the global market has grown.

House-price divide between London and other regions continues in June

Housing prices in London fell 1.4% during June 2019, whereas prices rose in Wales and north-west England.

United Kingdom Infrastructure report

An industry report for the UK construction industry. Includes ten-year growth forecasts to 2028.

GDPR one year on: time for real estate to take stock

Real estate businesses need to ensure they are ready to handle a personal GDPR data breach.

Terms of use: You are permitted to access articles subject to the terms of use set by our suppliers and any restrictions imposed by individual publishers. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms of use.

Anti Money Laundering and construction

Health and safety

Business Opportunity Profiles

ICAEW members and ACA students have free online access to a selection of guides from the Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA) database covering a variety of small business sectors.

 

Buy-to-let Landlord

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for buy-to-let landlords from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Commercial Property Agent

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for commercial property agents from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

General Builder

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for general builders from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Property maintenance service

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for property maintenance services from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Residential Letting Agent

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for residential letting agents from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Terms of use: Access to Business Opportunity Profiles is provided subject to suppliers’ terms of use.

Events and webinars

Decarbonising the Public Sector

Climate change is one of the most important issues today. It’s on the agenda of most progressive governments but do government officials know what to do and how to do it? Join this free of charge webinar to more. (register for the Public Sector Community to access).

IFRS 16 in the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality sector

This webinar will cover the key elements of IFRS 16 leases, in particular how this will impact the balance sheet of operators who have a significant number of operating leases. Join this free of charge webinar to hear more. (register for the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Sector community to access)