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Now is the Time to Recruit an Apprentice!

We hope that things are returning to some kind of normality for all our employers and here at the TICA training centre it has been fantastic to see apprentice training activity resume.We really want to encourage all of you to consider recruiting an apprentice for the...

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Site Operating Procedures from 19th July

The removal of the legal requirement to wear a face covering from 19th July has prompted much debate not least within construction and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) who have produced regular updates to the Site Operating Procedures throughout the pandemic....

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Construction Skills Shortage

We have all by now read the deluge of headlines hitting construction, highlighting the exit of EU workers leaving behind an even more acute shortage of skilled labour for specialist trades. TICA is working hard alongside many other industry associations to press for...

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Construction Product Shortages

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the impact of material and labour shortages within the construction sector. UK construction activity has continued to increase this year from an already robust position post Christmas 2020 with infrastructure, repair and...

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CITB Raise Cost of HS&E Test

The cost of the CITB Health Safety & Environment Test for Operatives has increased to £22.     Tests in England, Wales and Scotland can be booked for Individuals and Groups by using the link to the CITB website or by calling 0344 994...

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We are Recruiting a Technical Services Manager

TICA is seeking to appoint a Technical Services Manager to represent and work within sector forums and to support our growing membership. This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis, with a competitive salary. The Thermal Insulation Contractors Association...

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Contract Clauses Webinar

Join our resident contracts expert Jim Brydon and the TICA team to examine contract clauses and understand which ones to watch for future difficulties. This is a one hour informative online session for all TICA - ACAD members and will take place on 09 June at 10am....

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CLC Press Release

The Health & Safety Executive has joined forces with the Construction Leadership Council to encourage the whole industry to start a conversation about employee stress. The past 12 months have placed unprecedented strains on workers as companies have adopted new ways...

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EU Settled Status Deadline

Workers from the EU or EEA who were living in the UK before 31 December 2020 and wish to continue living and working in the UK without a visa from 1 July need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme as a matter of urgency. Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2021...

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New Super‐Deduction

New Super‐Deduction From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim a 130% super‐deduction capital allowance and a 50% first‐year allowance for qualifying special rate assets. This will...

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Are You Cyber Aware?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have recently launched a monthly newsletter for SMEs, aiming to provide advice and tools to help to minimise the risk of a cyber attack.‘The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently launched its Small Organisations...

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Cartels in Construction – CMA Message for Business Leaders

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published an opinion piece in Construction News detailing why construction companies must take cartel risk, where rivals get together and break competition rules, seriously. The CMA has fined construction firms £67...

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We are Recruiting

We are looking for an individual with suitable ability and background who feels they have the right skills and attributes to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation of thermal insulators. Please apply by sending your CV and a letter of...

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CBI Education & Skills Survey – April 2021

The CBI is conducting their annual Education and Skills Survey (TESS), sponsored by Birbeck, University of London. Against the backdrop of coronavirus and Brexit, TESS will identify business priorities on key issues like retraining and youth employment and where...

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TICA Apprentice Recruitment

We hope that things are returning to some kind of normality for all our employers and here at the TICA training centre it has been fantastic to see apprentice training activity resume. We really want to encourage all of you to start thinking about recruitment for our...

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