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Common Assessment Standard Update

Build UK is getting ready to roll out the new industry pre‐qualification (PQ) system with an initial group of Contractor members having reached agreement with the first assessment bodies ‐ Achilles, CHAS and Constructionline ‐ to launch the new data sharing solution...

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Public Sector Framework Review

As part of rolling out the Construction Playbook, the Cabinet Office is undertaking a review of public sector frameworks and has appointed David Mosey, a law professor at King’s College London, to lead the review. David is Professor and Director of the Centre of...

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HMRC Update: Reverse VAT and IR35 Webinar

TICA & ACAD members are invited to our members only webinar this Friday from 1pm until 2pm to learn more about the impact of Reverse VAT from 1st March and IR35, the new rules regarding employment status, from April.Whilst the #StopReverseVAT campaign continues, the...

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Construction Playbook Executive Summary

Build UK has produced an executive summary of the Construction Playbook to help the whole supply chain understand its potential to transform the delivery of public sector projects. Published in December 2020, the Construction Playbook provides a best practice...

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The Construction Playbook Explained

The Construction Playbook sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programmes are assessed, procured and delivered. Published in December 2020, the Construction Playbook captures commercial best practices and specific sector reforms...

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Skills Development Scotland Support

SDS Grants & Support for Employers SDS has shared a summary document which details support available for Employers at this time, this can be downloaded here. In addition, applications are now open for the SDS Apprenticeship Employer Grant, a new Scottish Government...

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Scottish Construction Guidance

Working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic – Scottish Construction Guidance Construction continues to be in the spotlight as outside activities within industry which can continue but this position is constantly being reviewed. From 11 January 2021 companies and...

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Urgent London Public Transport Message

We have received an urgent message from the Secretary of State for Transport and TfL. There is significant pressure on the public transport network in London and the Government is looking at options for reducing the number of passengers at peak times. If the situation...

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Updates to Government guidance on shielding

Collingwood Legal Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan, has written an update to summarise the updated guidance and its significance for employers. In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021 that England would be placed into another national...

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Secretary Of State Issue Letter To Construction

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & lndustrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a letter to the UK Construction Sector reaffirming the messages that UK Construction should continue during the latest lockdown period.Workers are allowed to...

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Scotland Specific Construction Update

This latest lockdown has a significant difference from the first lockdown in that Scottish Construction has been explicitly told to continue at this time including essential work within people’s homes. The CICV Forum ( continues to liaise with...

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Covid & Construction Operational Status

At the start of the Covid 19 pandemic,  Construction Leadership Council (CLC) produced Site Operating Procedures (SOP). This set of guidelines allowed for safe working on site in light of the threat posed to us all by Covid-19. The challenge faced right now in the...

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January 2021 Lockdown

We do hope you managed to take a break over Christmas as it is already shaping up to be another tough year.  There are now lockdowns in place across all four nations of the UK; however, construction activities can continue and we have provided more information below. ...

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Apprentice Training Suspension

Following the recent tightening of Government restrictions and rising Covid infection rates, TICA has made the decision to suspend all apprenticeship training for two months. All learners will shortly receive written confirmation of their intended training delivery...

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