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Protecting our People

People across the industry have been working tirelessly since March, dealing with the additional pressures of managing coronavirus on top of the all usual risks involved in delivering construction projects. Looking after the workforce, who may have their own personal challenges at the moment, is vital to the resilience of the sector and now isREAD MORE

CITB calls for crackdown on construction testing fraud

The CITB has called for help to crack down on fraud in construction testing, as unknown facilitators cash in on a surge in demand resulting from the months of lockdown As the construction industry begins to recover from the effects of Covid-19, CITB has received reports of assisted one-day Site Safety Plus (SSP) courses and the CITB Health,READ MORE

TICA Regional Meetings

TICA Autumn Regional Meetings Regional meetings will take place this Autumn on-line as we continue to work around Covid. You can register to attend your regional by emailing llambe@tica.uk.com. Once you have registered, a link will be sent to you by return to join the meeting on the day. Topics for discussion include: Round upREAD 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

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