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What is responsible sourcing?

What is responsible sourcing?

Have you ever wondered where the products you buy come from? For products made with wood (table, paper or construction products), labels such as FSC or PEFC for timber products have been in place for a long time. Those labels promote the responsible management of...

CIJC holiday entitlement 2022

CIJC holiday entitlement 2022

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) has published the Holiday Entitlement for 2022.  The briefing gives guidance on the programme of Public/Bank holidays and annual holidays, that apply under the CIJC Working Rule Agreement in England, Wales and Scotland...

Face coverings in construction

Face coverings in construction

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has updated its information on face coverings following the manadotory use of them in areas of retail open to the public and on public transport, in taxis and private hire vehicles. The guidance covers the use of face...

KickStart funding deadline approaching

KickStart funding deadline approaching

Businesses have until midday on Friday 17 December to apply for funding through the Kickstart Scheme. The scheme, which is running until March 2022, provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term...

Changes to the Prompt Payment Code

Changes to the Prompt Payment Code

The Prompt Payment Code has confirmed that compliance with the new requirement to pay 95% of invoices from businesses with fewer than 50 employees within 30 days is being enforced from a signatory’s next full reporting period. For companies with a financial year...

Construction Product Availability Statement

Construction Product Availability Statement

Construction Product Availability: 29 November 2021 Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working...

Updated COVID Advice for the Construction Sector

Updated COVID Advice for the Construction Sector

The Government has introduced a number of temporary COVID‐19 measures from 30 November in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK: Close contacts of suspected Omicron cases will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and legally required to self‐isolate...

A tighter definition of “Placed on the Market” is good news

A tighter definition of “Placed on the Market” is good news

New guidance issued by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy means manufacturers and distributers can breath a bit of a sigh of release, but problems and a lack of clarity still prevail.  New tighter guidance issued in November clearly states: "An...

£45 million package to train staff and help Welsh SMEs grow

£45 million package to train staff and help Welsh SMEs grow

A £45 million package of funding that will help small businesses across Wales to grow and support thousands of people to train to work in key sectors is being made available by the Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething has announced. As part of the...