Since the year began the FIS team have been hard at work and achieved some brilliant results across out Technical, Business Development, Skills and Training, and Lobbying efforts. Here’s a short look back at the first 3 months of 2023

Key technical work

Business support and guidance

  • New Best Practice Guide to help contractors and subcontractors improve cashflow and prevent costly and damaging disputes
  • New FIS Standard Terms and Conditions for England, Scotland and Wales launched
  • Wage Rate and State of Trade Surveys published
  • New QS helpline has been instrumental in a number of disputes being resolved positively.

Lobbying and representation

  • Procurement Research published, and data featured in Times Article
  • Responded to Fire Classification and BS476 withdrawal from Building Regulations
  • FIS work on the interim review by the Migration Advisory Committee saw Dry Lining as the only trade reviewed and moved to the Skilled Worker list and a number of FIS Trades added to the Shortage Occupation List
  • FIS invited to speak and support workshops hosted by the Construction Leadership Council, Department for Business and Trade and Small Business Commissioner on payment practices
  • Invited to attend the inaugural Building Safety Conference, hosted by the Building Safety Regulator
  • Responded to RICS professional statement consultation for whole life carbon

Skills and training

Key Events

  • FIS Conference at Workspace Design Show at the Building Design Centre in Islington
  • Hosted Inaugural FIS Innovation Awards
  • Manchester Regional Meeting
  • Webinar on Increasing circularity and reuse in fit-out projects

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