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Construction Council Calls to End Reliance on Self-Employed Workers

In its Future Skills Report, the Council recommended that instead of relying on a self-employed workforce, clients should agree to a code of employment ensuring those working on a project are directly employed. The construction industry as a whole is currently on the cusp of one of it’s most successful periods in history with £60bnREAD MORE

Review of the British Standard for Specifying Thermal Insulation Thicknesses

The British Standard that guides and determines the thickness of insulation we all supply and/or install on industrial and building services equipment has reached the point where it is to be considered for review. The British Standards Institute (BSI) puts all British Standards through a review process at least every 5 years, although not everyREAD MORE

VAT: Domestic Reverse Charge in the Construction Industry

Construction Services Domestic Reverse Charge (“CSDRC”) The CSDRC will apply to  VAT registered  businesses which  supply certain  services to other VAT registered businesses, but only where the recipient business then makes an onward supply of the same construction services. The supplier will be required to issue a VAT invoice stating that the services are subjectREAD MORE

Guidance for all employers of Thermal Insulation Operatives regarding transportation of tools on public transport

As part of our ongoing relationship with the trade unions, discussion has taken place recently around the issue of operatives who are required to carry their tools on a daily basis, often using public transport. A number of incidents have been reported to the National Joint Council over the past two years where individuals haveREAD MORE

New HSE Licence without the Assessment Interview?

HSE have written to all licence holders to inform them of a major evolution to the licensing regime.  If your HSE licence expires on or after 1 April 2019 then you could receive your new licence or even be refused one outright, without HSE coming out to meet you. From 1 December 2018 renewal applicationsREAD MORE

HSE Publish PoW Guidance

HSE Publish PoW Guidance Following on from the HSE request for ACAD Members input into the post implementation review of PoW guidance back in May, HSE have now released their final draft ahead of tomorrow’s ALG meeting hosted by ACAD. This has changed significantly from the original consultation and the new version can be foundREAD MORE

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