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An open letter on COVID-19 to the sector from the FIS President

An open letter on COVID-19 to the sector from the FIS President

I like you have been head down this past week, trying to make sense of all that is befalling us and managing the various conflicting pressures. Mike and I have been running Tapper Interiors now for 35 years, but this has, without doubt, been the toughest week yet – I...

Coronavirus: managing risks to your business, staff and workplace

Coronavirus: managing risks to your business, staff and workplace

FIS Statement on Coronavirus FIS is closely monitoring the development of the Coronavirus situation and is receiving regular briefings from the Civil Service and will continue to follow official advice from Government and the Health Authorities.  We are very mindful...

Jean Birch, first CEO of AIS passes away

Jean Birch, first CEO of AIS passes away

It is with a sad heart that we have to inform you that Jean Birch has passed away from cancer. Many of you might know Jean, she was CEO of the Partitioning and Interiors Association (PIA) and Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) for nearly 23 years, before...

COVID-19 Impact on CSCS applications

COVID-19 Impact on CSCS applications

The growing concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to impact CSCS’s ability to issue cards to some first-time applicants or those wishing to renew their card prior to expiry. A key requirement for all applications (new or renewal) is proof that the...

March year-end? Don’t miss out on a valuable cash boost

March year-end? Don’t miss out on a valuable cash boost

FIS Associate Member ForrestBrown explains how the upcoming financial year-end could be an opportunity for members to get cash back from the tax man. If your accounting year-end is 31 March, it’s worth reading this. If you are an innovative business, this is your...

Budget Highlights for FIS Members 2020

Budget Highlights for FIS Members 2020

Change and Coronavirus were the main themes of the Budget. It was a Budget warning of short term pain, but long term gain and the catchphrase was "Getting it Done".  The good news for the construction sector was that this included "Getting Britain Building". The...

FIS Launches 3 Steps to Rebuilding Construction Campaign

FIS Launches 3 Steps to Rebuilding Construction Campaign

Following our letter to the Chancellor, consultations with our membership and recent publication of the CBI State of Construction Report, FIS President, Helen Tapper, is recommending a three step approach to rebuilding construction: Step 1:  Return to the principles...