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People Survey ‐ Share Your Views

The CLC has launched its latest industry‐wide People Survey which will measure the impact of coronavirus on the construction sector and its workforce one year on. Previous surveys helped to secure a range of support for the sector, including funding for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme. Build UK is responsible for collating the results and we would be extremelyREAD MORE

Improved Pre-Qualification System Goes Live

Build UK has announced that the new industry-wide pre-qualification (PQ) system is now fully up and running, simplifying a complex system for the benefit of everyone in the construction sector. With major contractors now adopting the Common Assessment Standard, this will significantly reduce the duplication of time, effort and resources that are costing the sectorREAD MORE

IR35 Changes From April 6th

Changes to the IR35 rules come into force next Tuesday 6 April, and medium and large organisations will have responsibility for determining a worker’s employment status where employed through an intermediary. Build UK and KPMG will be delivering a Reverse VAT webinar on Wednesday 7 April from 10:00am ‐ 11:00am to answer our members’ questionsREAD MORE

Workplace Covid-19 Testing In England

From 6 April, companies with 10 or more employees who cannot work from home will be able to order home test kits for their employees where it is not possible to set up a testing site in the workplace. With around one in three people with COVID-19 displaying no symptoms, the clinical recommendation is thatREAD MORE

Apprentice Recruitment

TICA Employers continue to show fantastic support of our industry apprenticeship scheme.  Recruitment for the 2020/2021 cohort is now completed and we are delighted to have registered 77 new start apprentices.  Given the difficult year that we have all had it looks like the thermal insulation industry is bucking the trend and taking on newREAD MORE

TICA Accreditation

TICA has introduced additional routes to eligibility for a TICA Skill Card: TICA Accreditation has been designed for thermal insulators with over 25 years, verifiable industry experience who have not had the opportunity to complete either a TICA apprenticeship or an S/NVQ qualification.  There is a strict eligibility for registration on these qualifications as follows:READ MORE

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