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Qualifications and Competence

Qualifications and Competence:  TICA Training & Apprenticeships Explained The Grenfell enquiry is now fully resumed following a pause in proceedings for Covid-19. This Autumn we expect to see the first legislation go through parliament following Dame Judith...

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Contract Management Webinar

Contract Management & Record Keeping Webinar Join TICA CEO Marion Marsland and ACAD Manager Graham Warren together with Jim Brydon for the second in our Contracts Webinar series, this time looking at Contract Management & Record Keeping. Following the positive...

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Government Launch Talent Retention Scheme

Government & Construction Launch Talent Retention Scheme During any downturn employers risk losing their valued employees due to a lack of available work.  This means they then need to find new workers when demand picks up. To help support the retention of these...

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Mandatory Face Coverings for Construction?

Mandatory Face Coverings for Construction? Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock announced yesterday that face coverings will become compulsory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July 2020 which brings these areas in line with...

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NHS Test and Trace Service & Construction

NHS Test and Trace Service & Construction The Government guidance on Working safely during coronavirus (COVID‐19): Construction and other outdoor work includes a section on assisting the NHS Test and Trace service, which states that companies should keep a...

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BEIS Energy Technology List (ETL) Consultation

BEIS Energy Technology List (ETL) Consultation The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are seeking views on the future direction of the Energy Technology List (ETL), and on proposed technical changes for the 2020 update of the Energy...

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Apprentice Recruitment 2020/2021

Apprentice Recruitment 2020/2021 The Chancellor announced on 8 July that there will be an employer incentive of £2000 for employers who hire new apprentices aged under 25 and a £1500 payment for each new apprentice aged 25 and over, from 1 August 2020 to 31 January...

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Remote Blended Training Delivery

Remote Blended Training Delivery Following the success of our enforced remote training sessions we have taken the decision to continue and further develop the delivery of some lessons using digital platforms.  The thermal insulation apprentice training programme is...

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Apprentice Travel and Close Proximity Working Guidance

Apprentice Travel and Close Proximity Working Guidance We have produced a guidance document primarily aimed at your apprentices but which can also be used for all your employees. The document has advice and guidance on how best to manage travel arrangements to, from...

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CLC Site Operating Procedures v5 from 4th July

Revised Site Operating Procedures Published The Site Operating Procedures have been updated by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to reflect the latest Government guidance following the easing of lockdown measures in England from Saturday 4 July. The ‘one metre...

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Coronavirus Update – Late June

Coronavirus News Updates   The Prime Minister has announced further changes to lockdown measures in England from Saturday 4 July 2020. This will include allowing people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’ where it is not possible to stay two metres...

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Flexible Furlough And Redundancies

Flexible Furlough and the Redundancy Process TICA Chief Executive Marion Marsland and ACAD Manager Graham Warren will be joined by Paul Johnstone from Collingwood Legal – specialist Employment Law Services – to provide further clarity to TICA-ACAD members on the...

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Contract Pitfalls Webinar

TICA ACAD Member Webinar - Contract Pitfalls Join TICA CEO Marion Marsland and ACAD Manager Graham Warren alongside our resident contracts expert Jim Brydon. Our updated webinar for members will provide a round up of all the latest industry updates followed by a...

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Part Time Furlough From 1st July

Part Time Furlough Scheme Starting 1st July From 1 July, employers can bring furloughed employees back to work for any amount of time and any work pattern, while still being able to claim the grant for the hours not worked. Employees can enter into a flexible furlough...

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Scottish Construction Re-Start Plan

Scottish Construction Re-Start Plan The Scottish Government has confirmed that the construction industry can move to Phase 3 of the Construction Re‐Start Plan, known as ‘steady state operation’, from next Monday 22 June. As in phase 2, work can only be carried out...

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