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SmartCard Audit Results

Build UK has published the results of this year’s SmartCard Audit which saw over 49,000 cards audited across 745 sites. Just over half of cards were read using smart technology and the report sets out some of the challenges facing the industry, including the number of card schemes enabled with smart technology and the rangeREAD MORE

Incoming IR35 Changes

The IR35 Rules govern situations where an individual provides services through an intermediary, such as a “personal service” company. In these situations, the organisation receiving the services would pay the intermediary for the work and then the intermediary would pay the individual. The tax advantage of this arrangement was that individuals would not have toREAD MORE

Removal of ESFA Funding for Non Levy Small Employers

TICA has been notified by Gateshead College that the current funding provision and ‘sub contracting’ arrangement that we have with them for provision of training in thermal insulation to non levy apprentices will no longer continue for any new recruits from September 2019 onwards. Gateshead College has acted as a ‘Prime’ funding provider to TICAREAD MORE

TICA Apprentice of the Year 2019

TICA’s Apprentice of the Year is Aaron Doble who works for RDA Insulation Apprentice of the Year Aaron took part in the 2019 Skills Test Final alongside six of his peers. They all completed a demanding practical assessment at the National Training Centre earlier in the year. The finalists were chosen by the Training OfficersREAD MORE

End Point Assessments are Underway!

The End Point Assessments (EPA) for our Thermal Insulation apprentices are now underway, the assessments are carried out by external assessors from IETTL – our End Point Assessment Organisation. Apprentices can only commence the EPA when it has been agreed by the Training Provider (TICA), the employer and the apprentice that the individual is ready.READ MORE

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