Grant Thornton Feed: Construction & Real Estate Keep informed, subscribe to our feed and get our latest updates. 2011-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 Grant Thornton Canada http://www.grantthornton.ca The looming uncertainty of softwood lumber urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-Softwood_Lumber_WEB_FINAL.pdf 2016-11-04T16:47:39-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/Softwood_Lumber_WEB_FINAL.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> New rules for eligible capital property urn:uuid:-resources-insights-budget_analyses-New_rules_for_ECP_April8.pdf 2016-04-13T09:29:28-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/budget_analyses/New_rules_for_ECP_April8.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Construction Fraud in Canada urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Fraud_and_Construction-02-22-13-ELECTRONIC.pdf 2013-04-12T13:00:27-05:00 From government projects to corporate developments to individual home builds,|,|cases of fraudulent activity in the construction industry are abundant. In many cases, rather than the stereotype|,|of construction companies defrauding individuals or the public, it is the|,|companies themselves losing money to fraud perpetrated by employees, contractors, subcontractors and venture|,|partners. These frauds include diverted|,|funds, materials misuse, padded bills, charging for unperformed work, hidden|,|cost overruns and more. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Fraud_and_Construction-02-22-13-ELECTRONIC.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Construction fraud in Canada—understand it, prevent it, detect it urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Fraud_and_Construction-02-22-13-ELECTRONIC.pdf 2013-02-25T16:29:53-05:00 For businesses or individuals involved in residential or commercial construction, it’s critical to understand the severity of fraud, the most common types of fraud schemes and what you can do to prevent|,|and detect them within your business. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Fraud_and_Construction-02-22-13-ELECTRONIC.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> WSIB and the construction industry urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-WSIB_and_the_construction_industry.pdf 2013-01-22T16:12:24-05:00 If you run a construction business, or hire anyone to do construction work, you should be aware that the rules for who must have Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage have changed. Effective January 1, 2013, nearly everyone in the construction industry requires WSIB coverage—not just workers, but business owners as well. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/WSIB_and_the_construction_industry.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Anti-corruption legislation casts a global net: Don’t get caught because you don’t know the rules urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Anti-corruption-white-paper-Electronic.pdf 2012-09-28T15:52:18-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper that outlines anti-corruption legislation in Canada, the US and UK. We offer some insight into this legislation and how it could impact your business. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Anti-corruption-white-paper-Electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International business report 2012—Cross-border mergers and acquisitions: building momentum urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-GTI-IBR-MA-08-17-12.pdf 2012-08-17T16:27:51-05:00 Canada stands out amongst mature economies in anticipated merger and acquisitions (M&A)|,|activity over the next three years according to research from the latest Grant Thornton International|,|Business Report (IBR). The results from the 2012 report show that 42% of Canadian businesses|,|surveyed said they plan to grow through acquisition. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/GTI-IBR-MA-08-17-12.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf 2011-10-17T15:16:57-05:00 A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> The results are in—BC will revert back to the combined PST/GST system urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-BC_to_revert_back_to_the_PST_GST_August_2011.pdf 2011-08-26T15:49:22-05:00 On August 5, 2011, the last of the ballots were mailed in to determine the future of BC’s sales tax system. The results are now in. With a simple majority vote of 54.73% in favour of abolishing the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and returning to the PST/GST system, the voters of BC have had their say. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/BC_to_revert_back_to_the_PST_GST_August_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a>