Becoming a TICA member opens up a range of benefits. As well as access to quality training and representation, a variety of advice and support is also available.

HR AND LEGAL ADVICE

Collingwood Legal offer FREE legal and HR guidance and support to TICA members.  A specialist employment law firm with a team of solicitors with many years experience, Collingwood Legal can assist with:

  • settlement agreements
  • contracts and policy documents
  • dismissal claims
  • HR issues
  • discrimination issues
  • business transfers (TUPE)
  • disciplinary, grievance and long-term sickness issues

Email: advice@tica-acad.co.uk

For further information on our HR Advice Service, please click here.

BUILD UK

Members can access information and guidance regarding the latest issues in the industry as a result of TICA’s membership of BUILD UK

WELFARE BENEFITS SCHEME

Welplan Ltd is the provider of employee benefits for companies operating in the Building Services Industry.

Since establishing the H&V industry’s sick pay and death benefit scheme in 1965, Welplan has continued to design and develop a comprehensive range of employee benefits to help employers recruit and retain skilled workers in an increasingly competitive market.

TICA members benefit from National Insurance exemptions through a holiday pay and welfare benefits scheme which saves employers up to approximately £380 per employee per year and adds about £260 per year to each employee’s net pay. Some 2,000 employees at TICA-member companies are participate in the scheme, saving the industry more than £1.3m every year in NI payments, but more still could be taking advantage of it.  Under the arrangement, employers may choose whether to provide both welfare benefits and holiday pay, or welfare benefits alone. The Holiday Pay arrangements, with NIC savings, are only available for employees directly engaged in construction work (in other words, operatives), but benefits can also be tailored to meet the requirements of clerical and administrative staff.

Whereas the holiday pay scheme brings NI savings, Welfare Benefits pay back by reducing absenteeism from sickness and improving productivity. Benefits can include private medical insurance, employee assistance programmes, health assessments, dental cover, life cover, disability cover, and sickness benefit.

Welplan’s Holiday Pay and Welfare Benefits schemes are easy to set-up and administer. They also make it easy to manage cash flow, because benefits are purchased on a weekly basis only for the number of operatives that are employed each week, avoiding the annual upfront payments demanded by other schemes.

Visit www.welplan.co.uk or call 0800 1958080

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

Blake Newport is a national, commercial management consultancy with offices in Darlington, Leeds and London. They provide commercial management and dispute resolution services across all sectors of the construction industry.

TICA members deal with David White at the Leeds office.  David is a highly-experienced commercial practitioner in this team with specialist knowledge of insulation and asbestos removal gained from many years working with companies in the industry.

Blake Newport offers TICA members the following:

1. Practical and sensible advice over the telephone

2. Impartial and practical advice on the strengths and weaknesses of the issues you face and recommendations of how best to proceed

3. The presentation, agreement and settlement of final accounts and claims

4. Management and assistance in formal and alternative dispute resolution processes

5. Delay and programme analysis including the defence of claims received for late and inadequate performance

Call Blake Newport for practical and sensible advice on issues concerning:

  • late and withheld payments
  • contracts – what do clauses really mean and how will they affect your company?
  • claims and dispute resolution including the right to adjudicate
  • over-running work – who has liability?

Visit www.blakenewport.co.uk Call 0113 222 1400 for an initial consultation. Up to half an hour is free to TICA members. Please quote your TICA membership number.