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Sunday 11 April is the Levy proposals consultation deadline

Sunday 11 April is the Levy proposals consultation deadline

This is another reminder to you that CITB’s consultation on the Levy Proposals 2022-25 closes on Sunday 11 April.  CITB registered employers can have their say on the way they raise the Construction Industry Levy for the next three years, and give feedback on their...

FIS Workforce Survey shows 38% of firms experiencing labour shortages

FIS Workforce Survey shows 38% of firms experiencing labour shortages

In March FIS ran a snap survey to look at workforce trends in the wake of the new points based immigration system.  The survey reports that 38% of companies are currently experiencing a labour shortage, with 59% predicting shortages as work picks up over the summer. ...

New COVID Recovery Loan Scheme Launches

New COVID Recovery Loan Scheme Launches

A new government-backed loan scheme was launched on Tuesday 6 April by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to provide additional finance to those businesses that need it. Loans will include 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap. The Recovery Loan Scheme will...

Competitions and Markets Authority Construction Warning

Competitions and Markets Authority Construction Warning

Following the news that two more construction directors have been disqualified for forming an illegal cartel, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued an open reminder to the construction sector about its guidance on competition law and the...

Signs of Sustained Growth in Contract Awards Data

Signs of Sustained Growth in Contract Awards Data

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that both the number and value of contracts have increased month‐on‐month since the start of this year. One year on from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there were 621 contracts worth a total of £9.2...

CLC Call to Complete the People Survey

CLC Call to Complete the People Survey

The latest CLC People Survey is now live! Build UK is responsible for collating the results and we would be extremely grateful if all members could find 10 minutes to complete the online survey to help us measure the impact of coronavirus on the construction workforce...

A Professional Indemnity Insurance Crisis Emerging for Construction?

A Professional Indemnity Insurance Crisis Emerging for Construction?

Since the Grenfell Tower fire, companies in the construction industry have found it increasingly difficult to secure appropriate and affordable Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance. A recent CLC survey found that average premium rates were nearly four times higher at...

Expansion of COVID‐19 Testing

Expansion of COVID‐19 Testing

The Prime Minister confirmed earlier this week that further coronavirus restrictions will be lifted as planned from next Monday 12 April, after the data confirmed that the Government’s ‘four tests’ had been met. He also confirmed that regular testing will be an...