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Contract Pitfalls Webinar

Contract Pitfalls Webinar, 10am 24th June Join TICA-ACAD, alongside Jim Brydon, in a webinar for members looking at obvious pitfalls within construction contracts from 10am until 1130am on Wednesday 24th June. Topics include what to avoid, what to question and how to...

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SSP Rebate Scheme Launch

Coronavirus SSP Rebate Scheme Launching The Government has announced that the online service for the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will be launched next Tuesday 26 May 2020. This will allow small and medium‐sized employers, with fewer than 250...

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Site Operating Procedures v4 published

CLC Publish SOP v4 The Site Operating Procedures have been updated to incorporate a number of technical changes as a result of the recently published Government guidance on Working Safely during Coronavirus (COVID‐19) ‐ Construction & Other Outdoor Work. Changes...

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Central London Congestion Charge Price Increase

London congestion charge brought back with price rise The congestion charge for people driving into central London will be reintroduced on Monday under the terms of a £1.6bn government bailout.  It follows a deal in which Transport for London (TfL) secured emergency...

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CITB Reopening H,S&E Test Centres

Health, Safety and Environment test centres reopening from Monday 18th May Following the government’s announcement last Sunday, CITB has taken the decision to begin the process of reopening Health, Safety and Environment test centres. All Pearson centres will be...

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Covid-19 Recovery Strategy

Covid-19 Recovery Strategy The Government has published its COVID‐19 Recovery Strategy which sets out the plan to ‘return life to as close to normal as possible, for as many people as possible, as fast and fairly as possible… in a way that avoids a new epidemic,...

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TICA Members Area

TICA Members Area Now Fully Live The TICA Members area is now fully up and running to provide full members with access to recordings of regional webinars and meeting minutes alongside HR support and webinars covering a variety of topics. The members area also allows...

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TICA Regional Meetings

TICA Regional Meeting Webinars Our spring regional meetings will take place via webinar with two repeat sessions – Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th May 10am – 12 noon. The agenda has been tailored to meet the current demands being presented to our working environment by...

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Positive Behaviour on Site During Covid-19

UK Construction Response to Covid-19 The Covid-19 crisis present one of the biggest threats to the UK in recent history, impacting every single person in the country. In recent weeks there has been a huge national effort to reduce the spread of the disease, and help...

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Essential and Construction Worker Covid-19 Testing

Essential and Construction Worker Covid-19 Testing The Government has confirmed that coronavirus (COVID‐19) testing is now available for essential workers, anyone who goes into work because they cannot work from home (including construction workers) and members of...

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Government Launch Bounce Back Loan Scheme

New Loan Scheme Announced to Support Small Businesses The Chancellor has launched a new 100% Government‐backed Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses which will open for applications on Monday 4 May: Small businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and...

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HMRC Online Furlough Claims Portal Opens

HMRC Online Furlough Claims Portal Opens With cash flow the major concern for employers, the launch of the online claims service for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from Monday 20th April should help to provide some relief. Check the Government’s step by step...

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CLC Publish Site Operating Procedures v3

Site Operating Procedures ‐ Version 3 which has now been published by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). The Public Health England (PHE) guidance on Social distancing in the workplace during coronavirus (COVID‐19), which includes sections on Construction and...

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Apprentice Training Programme

Government published further clarification for employers and training providers regarding apprentices who are currently on apprenticeship training programmes. We need you to confirm the working status of your apprentices (are they furloughed).  This is really...

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