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Free rapid tests for all businesses for regular workplace testing

Free rapid tests for all businesses for regular workplace testing

All businesses in England are now able to sign up to the government’s free COVID-19 workplace testing programme. As part of the government’s roadmap to cautiously lift restrictions, businesses of all sizes, including those with fewer than 50 employees, can register...

FIS Signs Building a Safer Future Charter

FIS Signs Building a Safer Future Charter

Finishes and Interiors Sector has signed the Building a Safer Future Charter.  The Charter is designed to encourage a proactive response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future Review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.  The Charter was originally...

Have your say on CITB Levy proposals

Have your say on CITB Levy proposals

Monday saw the opening of the consultation into CITB Levy proposals, in which they’re suggesting a return to pre-Covid rates in the way they raise the Levy for the next three years. CITB is asking for feedback on its plans to help get construction back on its feet and...

Drylining – what the inspector saw

Drylining – what the inspector saw

Steve Halcrow of Chelwick Ltd used his vast experience of  inspecting drylining installations to highlight the 5 most common problems he encounters on site. He looked at what may have caused them and vitally, what can be done to avoid them in the future. A member of...

Cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices doubled

Cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices doubled

The Budget and Skills Cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices doubled Apprenticeship financial incentives were first introduced by Sunak in August 2020 and currently offer firms £2,000 to take on apprentices aged 16 to 24, while those that employ new...

FIS partners with Workspace Show

FIS partners with Workspace Show

FIS is a key strategic partner for this brand new event taking place at the Business Design Centre in London on 4 & 5 November and its members can benefit from a 10% discount off the cost of exhibiting. Bringing together the UK’s commercial interiors community to...

RICS recognised by CSCS

RICS recognised by CSCS

CSCS has announced that Associate and Chartered members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can use their memberships to apply for CSCS cards. A CSCS card provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and...

FIS Budget Response – A Budget focussed on investment

FIS Budget Response – A Budget focussed on investment

Commenting on Today's Budget, FIS CEO, Iain McIlwee stated: Who’d have thought twelve months ago, the first Budget after leaving the EU would have no mention of Brexit!  Against the backdrop of COVID and uncertainty that still surrounds it did start to provide a...