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Extension of CE Marking

Following calls from the CLC, the Government has delayed changes to product marking rules by 12 months, allowing CE marked products to continue to be sold in Great Britain until 1 January 2023. Construction and other sectors had raised concerns about the availability...

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How to be a Smart Site

Build UK and CSCS have published guidance on ‘How to be a Smart Site’ to help members realise the benefits of using Smart Technology to check cards carrying the CSCS logo. It covers how to check cards that are already using Smart Technology, how to...

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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 4488.

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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...

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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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