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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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NJC Communique

The NJC has issued NJC Communique 01(21) which details the NAECI Contractual Severance Pay rates from 6th April 2021.  To view/download the Communique, please click here

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Build UK People Survey

Build UK has extended the deadline of their industry\wide People Survey to Friday 23 April 2021 to compensate for the Easter holidays. We would be extremely grateful if you could complete the survey as it is essential for TICA and Build UK to measure the ongoing...

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Skills Administrator Vacancy

TICA has a vacancy for a Darlington based, permanent, full time role. Reporting to the Curriculum Manager, the Skills Administrator will provide quality, integrity and attention to detail of efficient administration systems and procedures within a further education...

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Scottish Test Centres Reopen

All Pearson Professional Centres in Scotland re-commenced the Health Safety and Environment Testing on 6 April 2021. Please check your test confirmation email or letter for details of safety measures at the Test Centre including the requirement to wear face coverings,...

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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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