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SmartCard Audit Results

Build UK has published the results of this year’s SmartCard Audit which saw over 49,000 cards audited across 745 sites. Just over half of cards were read using smart technology and the report sets out some of the challenges facing the industry, including the number of card schemes enabled with smart technology and the rangeREAD MORE

Building on the development of the CITB funded Specialist Apprenticeship Programme

Building on the development of the CITB funded Specialist Apprenticeship Programme by ACAD, ARCA and the NFDC, we are pleased to confirm and update our members on the development of the Asbestos Removal Operative L2 Apprenticeship Standard. How is this different to the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme? This is funded by the employer Apprenticeship Levy, unlikeREAD MORE

Incoming IR35 Changes

The IR35 Rules govern situations where an individual provides services through an intermediary, such as a “personal service” company. In these situations, the organisation receiving the services would pay the intermediary for the work and then the intermediary would pay the individual. The tax advantage of this arrangement was that individuals would not have toREAD MORE

Removal of ESFA Funding for Non Levy Small Employers

TICA has been notified by Gateshead College that the current funding provision and ‘sub contracting’ arrangement that we have with them for provision of training in thermal insulation to non levy apprentices will no longer continue for any new recruits from September 2019 onwards. Gateshead College has acted as a ‘Prime’ funding provider to TICAREAD MORE

Maintenance Licence Holder Members

To support ACAD’s central aim of working with our members and others to raise standards, ACAD has introduced auditing of our maintenance Licence holder members from 2020. So far ACAD has undertaken audits on an ad hoc basis to many of our ancillary Licence holder members who have all fed back how useful the auditREAD MORE

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