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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave)

The introduction of a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) was announced by the government on 20 March 2020. Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant from HMRC to cover up to 80% of the wages costs of employees who are not working but kept onREAD MORE

Welplan Update for Employers who are Members of a Sick Pay Benefit Scheme

The situation with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic is developing daily and as such we are constantly monitoring government advice to provide you with the most up to date information. Please find below FAQs covering the subjects of: Lockdown Shielded population Furlough Please note that you can now get an Isolation Note online at NHSREAD MORE

TICA-ACAD Skill Card Applications

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic many Skill Card applicants are experiencing difficulty obtaining the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. It is currently a key requirement for all applications (new or renewal) that the applicant has passed this within the last 2 years. Those new to the industry may beREAD MORE

Information on the TICA AGM and Regional Meetings

After careful thought and consideration given in the current circumstances, TICA have taken the decision to cancel our 2020 Annual Lunch, due to take place in October at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. Although our training centre is closed, many of our staff are working remotely from home and we continue to operate as near aREAD MORE

Covid-19 Lockdown Advice from TICA

Following the Prime Ministers statement last night, we are receiving many communications requesting clarification on whether or not we should go to work. The UK is under lockdown but it is our understanding there is a clear distinction between the new social lockdown and work. Where people can work from home, then they should.  ContractorsREAD MORE

Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a strain of the coronavirus disease which was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. This disease shows flu-like symptoms, including fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia. The UK Government has currently assessed the risk level at high. Collingwood Legal has produced a briefingREAD MORE

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