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Designated standards: construction products

Designated standards: construction products

MHCLG have now published their consolidated list of UK Designated Standards in support of the UK CPR. This list of Designated Standards is available here. This is the list that will allow the implementation of the UKNI and UK Conformity Assessment Mark (for some this...

Tier 4 level of restrictions – Construction can continue

Tier 4 level of restrictions – Construction can continue

The announcement about the creation of a new Tier 4 level of restrictions, which will apply in London and the South East of England, impose greater restrictions on those living in Tier 4 areas, similar to those applying during March and April, although their main aim...

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes

In a move to ensure firms can access the support they need through continuing economic disruption, Rishi Sunak also confirmed he would be extending the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March. These changes come ahead of the Budget,...

Build the Future – National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Build the Future – National Apprenticeship Week 2021

“Build the Future” is the theme for the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which will take place between 8 - 14 February 2021. NAW aims to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships can help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a...

Measuring social impact in public procurement: SPPN 10/2020

Measuring social impact in public procurement: SPPN 10/2020

The Scottish government has issued a new Procurement Note - 10/2020 - "Measuring social impact in public procurement". The policy note serves to clarify the Scottish Government’s policy on measuring social impact through procurement and support for application of this...

COVID‐19 Testing for Construction

COVID‐19 Testing for Construction

To help reduce the transmission of coronavirus on construction sites, Build UK has partnered with Eurofins to offer a comprehensive COVID‐19 testing service. Testing is most effective when undertaken in line with a regular schedule; however, it does not replace the...

Business evictions ban extended until March 2021

Business evictions ban extended until March 2021

Business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021. This final extension to protections from the threat of eviction will give landlords and tenants three months to come to an agreement on unpaid rent. Further guidance...