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FIS launch new Business Risk Management Tool

FIS launch new Business Risk Management Tool

The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has launched a new Business Risk Management Tool to support contractors and help them adopt a structured approach to understanding risk and reducing uncertainty. Launched at the FIS Virtual AGM and Conference on the 24 November,...

Guidance to help business owners manage workspace social distancing

Guidance to help business owners manage workspace social distancing

A new guide that helps business owners understand the needs of its workforce and help plan safe working spaces that enable social distancing and help companies work effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic has been published today. Entitled “How Business Owners Can...

Changes to COVID Guidance on Showrooms in England

Changes to COVID Guidance on Showrooms in England

The Government has added further guidance on the closure of non‐essential businesses. The list now includes showrooms for products used in homes, including bathrooms, kitchens and glazing, which should be closed to the public, including where they are located as...

Level 4 Lockdown in Scotland tightens for tradespeople entering homes

Level 4 Lockdown in Scotland tightens for tradespeople entering homes

Following a discussion with Sharon Miller of Scottish Government, she has advised that Scottish Government has issued further guidance for Level 4 restrictions on construction work in homes. The guidance states:  Tradespeople should only go into a house in a level 4...

New rules on furlough and notice periods

New rules on furlough and notice periods

Following the publication last week of HMRC’s guidance on the extended furlough scheme which stated that the government was reviewing its stance on furlough being claimed during notice periods, this section of the guidance has now been updated. Citation has outlined...

Guidance to help business owners manage workspace social distancing

Guidance to help business owners manage workspace social distancing

A new guide that helps business owners understand the needs of its workforce and help plan safe working spaces that enable social distancing and help companies work effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic has been published today. Entitled “How Business Owners Can...

Help shape the Construction Levy

Help shape the Construction Levy

This year, after speaking to the Prescribed Organisations and some employers, CITB decided that it was inappropriate to run the Consensus process when the external environment was so unstable and uncertain.  Their expectation is that, although some COVID-related...