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Vat goes digital

VAT goes digital from 1 April. There is help online from HMRC.

20 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
Businesses above the VAT threshold will need to keep their records digitally and submit their VAT returns using compatible software as part of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for periods starting on or...
19 February 2019 | Events
Cork City Council Heritage Department is running a Set in Stone workshop in the City to celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner.There will be...
Joe Simpson

Journalist and blogger Joe Simpson will chair a seminar on the developments in ceramics and engineered stone as part of the Hard Surfaces exhibition that co-locates with the Natural Stone Show in London this year at ExCeL, 30 April-2 May. 

15 February 2019 | Events
Engineered stone has taken the look of marble into the kitchen without the problems of staining and acid-etching that can be faced with natural marble. But it is not only the marble look you will see...
 
Strata Stone

Strata Stone has been Verified on the Ethical Stone Register.

Strata Stones Ltd in Ipswich, Suffolk, has joined the Ethical Stone Register (ESR). Strata is the English arm of Indian company Stone Age Private Ltd, which became the first Indian company on the...
Flaxmill Maltings

The Flaxmill Maltings in 1897. They are now being renovated by Historic England with heritage experience opportunities available. You have until 25 February to apply.

12 February 2019 | Stone Heritage
Meet Historic England in the Conservation area of the Natural Stone Show in London at ExCeL,30 April-2 MayHistoric England has some placement opportunities for heritage trainees on Flaxmill Maltings...
Natural Stone Show

The Natural Stone Show returns to ExCeL 30 April-2 May this year.

12 February 2019 | Events
  Stone from around the worldMore British stone than ever beforeHistoric England Conservation AreaStone Award and Tile Award GalleriesStone Federation Village at the heart of the Show with...
Porte Cochère

The new Clipsham limestone Porte Cochère at the University Arms in Cambridge.

Stamford Stone quarried the Clipsham limestone that was worked by Meister Masonry for specialist contractor Szerelmey in this major refurbishment of a landmark Cambridge hotel.The historic University...
Lovell finalists

These are three of Lovell Stone Group's Bath College carving competition finalists on the company's stand at the Natural Stone Show in 2017. The competition returns to the Lovell stand at the exhibition this year (ExCeL London 30 April-2 May) when you can vote for this year's entry you like best.

You will be able to vote for your favourite carving by students from City of Bath College on the Lovell Stone Group's stand at the Natural Stone Show, taking place in London at ExCeL 30 April to...
 Epiroc Boltec S

The  Epiroc Boltec S is keeping Albion's mines safe.

Albion Stone, which mines the famous Portland limestone, has become the first stone company in the world to invest in a £500,000 Epiroc Boltec S bolting rig, which it is using in its Bowers and...
LTP acid substitute cleaner
8 February 2019 | Equipment
British stone care product company LTP has launched a new cleaner for removing cement, grout and efflorescence from even acid sensitive limestone and marble, as long as it is not polished (becaue it...
New saw shed

GraniRoc wire saws in the new saw shed.

Investment has continued at Johnston Quarry Group, which promises a spectacular stand at the Natural Stone Show this year when it exhibits alongside the Bath Stone Group it acquired in 2017.It is an...
Mike Cherry

Mike Cherry, Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses: "It’s a flashpoint that could threaten the futures of many.”

5 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
The Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to a 10-month low of 50.6 in January, although it is up on the same month last year (when there was a lot of snow and ice). Employment...
Milan Macchiato

This is Milan Macchiato, one of the Radianz quartz worktops inspired by nature.

The Korean company that makes Radianz quartz (sold in the UK by Gerald Culliford in the South and the Thomas Group in the North), Lotte Advanced Materials, which also has a major...
A construction company has been fined £600,000 after an employee was run over and killed by a dumper truck.Edinburgh Sherriff Court heard on 1 February how Allenbuild Ltd had been the principal...
VAT

Are you ready for the Making Tax Digital VAT roll out? It starts on 1 April.

1 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
Are you ready for the Making Tax Digital VAT rollout? It starts with the new financial year on 1 April.David Redfern, Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims, has issued guidance in order to assist firms...

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