Build UK Update

Build UK updated trade association members including TICA at the may forum and below is a summary of current topics: Duty to Report – the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance requires all large companies who meet at least two of the following thresholds for two consecutive financial years to report on their payment practices eve[read more]

New Rules for 20% ‘Off the Job’ Training

TICA has produced a guide to help employers in England and Wales understand and work to the current ESFA funding rules on planning and delivering a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. From May 2017 the Government, through its funding agency the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), has introduced new rules to manage the delivery of off-th[read more]

Apprentice Accommodation Funding (England/Wales only)

Following a change in government funding rules around the accommodation element of the apprenticeship standard funding, weekend stays for long distance apprentices can no longer be paid through the residential element of the standard funding cap. TICA will now be working with employers to ensure compliance with the very strict 20% ‘off the job’ [read more]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 28 May 2018. The new Regulation gives the individual more robust protection against misuse of their personal information/data. As an employer you will have a great deal of personal information in your possession, this is fine…..but there are new requirements about what exactly you[read more]

Industry awaits consultation findings

The results of the government’s consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts will be published in April. The consultation, which closed in mid-January, covered areas including: • the effectiveness of existing prompt and fair payment measures for retentions • research carried out for industry by Pye Tait • late a[read more]

Enhanced Verification of Overseas Qualifications

The UK’s international qualifications agency UK NARIC and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have announced additional measures relating to the assessment of overseas qualifications. From 01 December 2017, overseas construction workers wishing to work in the UK will have the technical content of their overseas qualification mapped a[read more]

Build UK Accident Survey

The 2016/17 Build UK Accident Survey is now live and you can submit your accident statistics for the last 12 months from 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 via the following link: Build UK Accident Survey 2016/17 For companies that have not had any accidents over the last 12 months, Build UK still wants to hear from you and the survey will take no [read more]

2017 Sees Big Changes to Qualifications AND Funding

Training From September 2017, for England only, TICA will deliver apprenticeships at both Levels 2 and 3 on a standard – moving away from our current framework. All English candidates will follow the standard, and will complete their apprenticeship with an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will be overseen by an independent EPA organisation. The[read more]

Apprenticeship Levy for Wales

The Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect on 1 April 2017. Apprentice eligibility will depend on where the apprentice spends most of their working time. If the apprentice lives in either Wales or England, their employer is based in either Wales or England and the apprentice spends 51% or more of their time working in Wales, their funding come[read more]

Contractual Severance Pay

The National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry have issued details of Contractual Severance Pay, effective from 6 April 2017. Find out more about the Contractual Severance Pay Values here.    [read more]