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Skills Development Scotland Support

SDS Grants & Support for Employers SDS has shared a summary document which details support available for Employers at this time, this can be downloaded here. In addition, applications are now open for the SDS Apprenticeship Employer Grant, a new Scottish Government...

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Scottish Construction Guidance

Working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic – Scottish Construction Guidance Construction continues to be in the spotlight as outside activities within industry which can continue but this position is constantly being reviewed. From 11 January 2021 companies and...

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Urgent London Public Transport Message

We have received an urgent message from the Secretary of State for Transport and TfL. There is significant pressure on the public transport network in London and the Government is looking at options for reducing the number of passengers at peak times. If the situation...

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Updates to Government guidance on shielding

Collingwood Legal Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan, has written an update to summarise the updated guidance and its significance for employers. In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021 that England would be placed into another national...

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Secretary Of State Issue Letter To Construction

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & lndustrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a letter to the UK Construction Sector reaffirming the messages that UK Construction should continue during the latest lockdown period.Workers are allowed to...

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Scotland Specific Construction Update

This latest lockdown has a significant difference from the first lockdown in that Scottish Construction has been explicitly told to continue at this time including essential work within people’s homes. The CICV Forum ( continues to liaise with...

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Covid & Construction Operational Status

At the start of the Covid 19 pandemic,  Construction Leadership Council (CLC) produced Site Operating Procedures (SOP). This set of guidelines allowed for safe working on site in light of the threat posed to us all by Covid-19. The challenge faced right now in the...

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January 2021 Lockdown

We do hope you managed to take a break over Christmas as it is already shaping up to be another tough year.  There are now lockdowns in place across all four nations of the UK; however, construction activities can continue and we have provided more information below. ...

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Apprentice Training Suspension

Following the recent tightening of Government restrictions and rising Covid infection rates, TICA has made the decision to suspend all apprenticeship training for two months. All learners will shortly receive written confirmation of their intended training delivery...

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Materials Supply Report

Build UK has worked with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) to publish a detailed report on the supply of construction materials after the end of the Brexit transition period. The report, which will be regularly updated, identifies which...

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Apprenticeship Indentures

TICA maintains a secure database of all indentured apprentices who have completed their qualifications with TICA in accordance with Schedule B of our National Agreement. If you require proof of completion of your apprenticeship and TICA hold a record of your...

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Brexit Update

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end on 31 December and there will be no extension. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are releasing the latest information for businesses so they can take action...

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Collingwood Legal Webinar on the extended CJRS

To help employers understand and respond to the latest Government announcements about extending the CJRS, we are running a free webinar on Thursday 19th November. Please see below for details: Itinerary: 9.30 – 10.15Introduction: 9.30 – 9.40Presentation: 9.40 –...

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Free Contractual Support for TICA Members

TICA is delighted to be working with Jim Brydon who is rapidly becoming our resident Commercial Contracts ‘goto’ for help and expertise. Jim is contracted by TICA on a consultancy basis to advise members on specific commercial matters which may have arisen within...

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