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Supporting apprentices with free CSCS cards

Supporting apprentices with free CSCS cards

Employers and the wider industry are being reminded of the importance of ensuring those on, or about to enter, apprenticeships are using the appropriate Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – specifically the Apprentice card. Feedback from the industry...

CICV member FIS, backs first Green Home Festival

CICV member FIS, backs first Green Home Festival

FIS has thrown its support behind the upcoming Green Home Festival, which will be officially opened on Monday 8 August 2022 by Patrick Harvie as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights will be...

Missed the CPA Building Safety Act webinar?

Missed the CPA Building Safety Act webinar?

Watch the recording of CPA's webinar here FIS members can access the recording of the CPA's latest webinar on the Building Safety Act. Peter Caplehorn summarised the key changes of the Act and with the secondary legislation coming into place later in the year, CPA...

36% of construction companies anticipate a rise in business activity

36% of construction companies anticipate a rise in business activity

The latest weekly update from CPA is available to members here.   The updated issues are in Pages 1-6 of the weekly update whilst subsequent pages have existing data and information that remain relevant. This update includes: UK Housing and Construction Ministers...

Have your say on plans to transform skills training

Have your say on plans to transform skills training

Public consultation launched by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) on planned new employer-focused approvals system for level 3 technical qualifications. IfATE want to hear from employers on their proposals to approve the next generation...

Building Safety Act comes into force

Building Safety Act comes into force

The Building Safety Act has now taken effect, introducing the most significant changes to building safety regulation in a generation, including: An extension of the limitation period for claims brought under the Defective Premises Act, both retrospectively from six to...

Mitigating the impact of inflation

Mitigating the impact of inflation

The latest statement from the CLC Product Availability Group confirms that average inflation for products and materials so far this year has been around 23% with further increases to come, particularly for energy intensive products. Cost escalation is now the key...

Building Safety Act:  Sector Prioritised in Competence Drive

Building Safety Act: Sector Prioritised in Competence Drive

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, FIS has been working at the heart of Working Group Two (WG2), established as one of the Competence Steering Group (CSG) working groups to look at the competence of those installing fire safety systems.  This remit subsequently...