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Site Operating Procedures ‐ Version 6

The Site Operating Procedures have been updated to reflect recent changes in Government guidance. Whilst there are no significant changes to social distancing requirements on sites, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has taken the opportunity to streamline the Site Operating Procedures whilst maintaining the familiar format. Changes to the Site Operating Procedures ‐ Version 6READ MORE

The way you hire from the EU is changing

From 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the UK and EU is ending and the UK will introduce a new points-based immigration system. The new system will introduce job, salary and language requirements, treating EU and non-EU citizens equally and transforming the way in which employers recruit from outside the UK. From 1 JanuaryREAD MORE

Furlough Leave: Updated Advice 6th April

HMRC have now published guidance for employers on how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) will operate. Collingwood Legal have highlighted some points in the guidance which are new: Employers must notify any employee being placed on furlough leave in writing in order for the employee to be eligible for the Scheme. A record ofREAD MORE

Furlough: How To Calculate 80% For Those With Irregular Earnings

Firstly, please note that the calculation set out below is only relevant for employees whose pay varies. For full time and part time salaried employees, the employee’s actual salary before tax, as of 28 February should be used to calculate the 80% (fees, commission and bonuses should not be included). If an affected employee hasREAD MORE

Revised Site Operating Procedures now published

In response to feedback and the evolving pandemic, the Site Operating Procedures ‐ Version 2 has now been published to include: Clarification that, where it is not possible or safe for workers to distance themselves from each other by 2 metres, work should not be carried out. The request from Transport for London (TfL) toREAD MORE

Open Letter from Government to Construction

Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has written an open letter to everyone working in the UK construction sector, confirming that construction and its supply chain is delivering for the nation and should continue to operate. Paying tribute to all those working in the industry, it highlights that construction isREAD MORE

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