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TICA Times Online 

Don't forget the latest edition of TICA Times is online now, here's a look at what's inside... Did you know as a TICA member you have access contract management advice from our resident contract’s expert, Jim Brydon? Find out more about this new member benefit Blended...

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New Procurement Portal

A new Government procurement portal will replace the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in 2021 once the transition period has ended. To help the industry understand how the new system will work, the CLC has arranged a free webinar next Monday 26 October at...

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TICA Regional Meetings

TICA Autumn Regional Meetings Regional meetings will take place this Autumn on-line as we continue to work around Covid. You can register to attend your regional by emailing Once you have registered, a link will be sent to you by return to join the...

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Site Operating Procedures ‐ Version 6

The Site Operating Procedures have been updated to reflect recent changes in Government guidance. Whilst there are no significant changes to social distancing requirements on sites, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has taken the opportunity to streamline the...

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Engineering Good Practice Applied Into Construction

Following the publication of the Setting The Bar report, the Final Report of the Competence Steering Group for Building a Safer Future, Dame Judith Hackett has been giving evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, as part of the MPs’...

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Brexit Latest

TICA will be doing our utmost to provide members with the information they need to do business once the UK is outside of the single market and customs union from 1 January 2021. There is currently limited detail available on some of the issues that will affect...

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Common Assessment Standard Update

Build UK remains as committed as ever to reforming PQ and are working hard to deliver the next phase of the new system which is the data sharing solution.  This will enable Contractors and Clients to obtain key PQ data on their suppliers from any Recognised Assessment...

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Save Money When You Book Direct

We are aware that a number of TICA and ACAD Skill Card applicants have mistakenly applied for their CITB Health Safety and Environment Tests via third party websites. These websites will legitimately book the tests for you but they charge a premium for doing so, if...

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Successful TICA 63rd AGM

Successful TICA 63rd AGM TICA held a successful  AGM  on line last week due to was due to the continuing impact of Covid-19.  This was our first ever on-line AGM meeting and we were delighted with the member attendance. TICA Northern regional Chair and board member...

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Setting The Bar Report

Setting the Bar Report Published The Competence Steering Group has published its Setting the Bar report, which responds to comments received on proposals to raise competency requirements across the construction sector, as set out in 2019’s Raising the Bar report. The...

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The way you hire from the EU is changing

From 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the UK and EU is ending and the UK will introduce a new points-based immigration system. The new system will introduce job, salary and language requirements, treating EU and non-EU citizens equally and transforming the...

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All Things VAT

TICA was one of many voices highlighting the double impact of reverse VAT and the deferral of VAT payments, it's really positive HMRC have introduced the option to repay in 11 interest‐free instalments during the 2021‐22 financial year, rather than in one lump sum at...

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