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CITB Roadshows planned for March to May

CITB Roadshows planned for March to May

CITB’s spring round of roadshows are planned between late March and May to allow communication with employers and also give insight into proposed levy rates following on from consensus this year. CITB will also be launching its Future Made careers campaign as well as...

Long term uncertainty holding back investment for construction

Long term uncertainty holding back investment for construction

Total construction output in Great Britain is forecast to experience a slight decline of 0.3% in 2020, before a rise of 1.2% in 2021 according to the CPA Construction Forecasts January 2020. Political uncertainty and bad weather led to a slowdown in construction...

Change is coming for non-government apprentice levy paying FIS members

Since the introduction of the Government Apprenticeship Levy in England, FIS has been listening to those affected and measuring the impact on a large part of its membership who are not required to pay the levy. It will come as no surprise to some of you, that access...

Government response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1

Government response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1

The Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report sets out the steps it is taking to implement the report’s recommendations as well as the wider work it is doing to make building safer. Key areas covered in this document relevant to FIS Members...

UPDATE: Ceiling collapse at the Piccadilly Theatre

UPDATE: Ceiling collapse at the Piccadilly Theatre

It's easy to make comparisons between a ceiling collapse in a historic building especially when they both occur in a theatre during a performance, but the collapse at the Piccadilly Theatre in November and the Apollo theatre in 2013 are markedly different. The failure...

£1.9 million support package for apprenticeships

£1.9 million support package for apprenticeships

A £1.9m support package for apprenticeships has been introduced in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. 186 small businesses have received grants of £3,000 to help create new apprenticeship opportunities via Greater Manchester’s #SeeDifferent Small-to-Medium...