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People Survey ‐ Share Your Views

The CLC has launched its latest industry‐wide People Survey which will measure the impact of coronavirus on the construction sector and its workforce one year on. Previous surveys helped to secure a range of support for the sector, including funding for the...

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Improved Pre-Qualification System Goes Live

Build UK has announced that the new industry-wide pre-qualification (PQ) system is now fully up and running, simplifying a complex system for the benefit of everyone in the construction sector. With major contractors now adopting the Common Assessment Standard, this...

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IR35 Changes From April 6th

Changes to the IR35 rules come into force next Tuesday 6 April, and medium and large organisations will have responsibility for determining a worker’s employment status where employed through an intermediary. Build UK and KPMG will be delivering a Reverse VAT webinar...

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Workplace Covid-19 Testing In England

From 6 April, companies with 10 or more employees who cannot work from home will be able to order home test kits for their employees where it is not possible to set up a testing site in the workplace. With around one in three people with COVID-19 displaying no...

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Apprentice Recruitment

TICA Employers continue to show fantastic support of our industry apprenticeship scheme.  Recruitment for the 2020/2021 cohort is now completed and we are delighted to have registered 77 new start apprentices.  Given the difficult year that we have all had it looks...

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TICA Accreditation

TICA has introduced additional routes to eligibility for a TICA Skill Card: TICA Accreditation has been designed for thermal insulators with over 25 years, verifiable industry experience who have not had the opportunity to complete either a TICA apprenticeship or an...

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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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Scottish Government Update

This update from the Scottish Government directs businesses to the most up to date information on COVID-19 as they move forward with their economic response. The Find Business Support website has information on all the support available to businesses that have been...

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COVID-19 Spot Check Guidance

CICV Forum has extended its suite of guidance for the Scottish construction industry with its newly designed a document to help you prepare answer to potential questions asked by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) during COVID-19 spot checks of premises. This, along with...

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BEIS Net Zero Event

Are you a small business in the North of England who wants to take part in tackling climate change, but don’t know where to go from here?   Then register for ‘Your business journey to Net Zero’! In conjunction with the NP11 group of Northern Local Enterprise...

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Reverse VAT Introduced

Despite a concerted industry campaign, Reverse VAT came into force on 1 March. Members should review our briefing webinar which can be found on the members area of our website. In addition, Build UK have published a practical guide to understand how the legislation...

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Common Assessment Standard Update

Build UK is getting ready to roll out the new industry pre‐qualification (PQ) system with an initial group of Contractor members having reached agreement with the first assessment bodies ‐ Achilles, CHAS and Constructionline ‐ to launch the new data sharing solution...

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Public Sector Framework Review

As part of rolling out the Construction Playbook, the Cabinet Office is undertaking a review of public sector frameworks and has appointed David Mosey, a law professor at King’s College London, to lead the review. David is Professor and Director of the Centre of...

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HMRC Update: Reverse VAT and IR35 Webinar

TICA & ACAD members are invited to our members only webinar this Friday from 1pm until 2pm to learn more about the impact of Reverse VAT from 1st March and IR35, the new rules regarding employment status, from April.Whilst the #StopReverseVAT campaign continues, the...

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