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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

Most people are aware of the government guidance to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus).  Currently, we continue to operate our site as normal but with an increased focus on personal hygiene. We will continue to keep our position under review...

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New Online Card Checker for Skill Cards

We are pleased to announce we now have an online card checker for Skill Card issued by TICA-ACAD. This new function allows you to verify Skill Cards via the Go Smart website. It's really simple to use, just click on this link, select the correct scheme, then input the...

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CSCS Withdraws Visitor Cards

CSCS has consulted with the industry and agreed a plan that will pave the way for the eventual withdrawal of the Construction Site Visitor card. All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable....

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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...

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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...

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