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FIS hosting at Surface Design Show

FIS hosting at Surface Design Show

FIS will be hosting a 45-minute presentation on Sustainable Design, Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education to architects and designers on the main stage at Surface Design Show on 8 February 2017 at 2.15pm. The panel will include Andrew Parkin, Acoustics Partner at...

JTC January Newsline

JTC January Newsline

January's edition of the Joint Taxation Committee’s Newsline provides information on: Travel expenses; Fuel rates for company cars; Welsh landfill tax; Scottish tax rates and a summary of the Employer Bulletin. The Newsline is available to read here.

Peter Fleerackers 1934-2016

Peter Fleerackers 1934-2016

We are sad to advise that Peter Fleerackers passed away on 21 December 2016. Peter was well known to many in the sector and particularly with regard to suspended ceilings having been involved in their installation from the late 1960s for over thirty-five years. Later...

Workforce survey to inform government

Workforce survey to inform government

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, the UK will begin negotiations to exit the European Union. FIS intends to represent its membership by providing the government with accurate data, backing-up an argument for construction to be considered in the Brexit talks. In...

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI: December

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI: December

A summary of the data revealed that new order growth hit an 11-month high in December. Other key findings were a robust and accelerated upturn in new work; construction output increased at the fastest pace since March; input cost inflation was at the highest level...

CIOB Report: Social Mobility and Construction

CIOB Report: Social Mobility and Construction

The CIOB report highlights the critical role that construction plays in reversing the declining levels of economic and social mobility in the UK. It contains a specially commissioned survey of 1,094 working adults. Results show that construction ranks near the top for...

Report published: Each Home Counts

Report published: Each Home Counts

The Each Home Counts review was launched in 2015 to consider issues relating to consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement in relation to home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in the UK. On Friday 16 December, the Each Home Counts report was...

Register now for the Government Hubs Fit-Out Framework

Register now for the Government Hubs Fit-Out Framework

Further to our news item 'Fit-out firms on alert for £900m opportunities' on 17 October, we now urge member companies to register on the eSourcing portal. Companies seeking access to online PQQ documentation should email Lesley Bond at the Cabinet Office government...

Health, safety and wellbeing – a new compliance standard?

Health, safety and wellbeing – a new compliance standard?

A networking event is being held on 2 February 2017 which will provide attendees with good practice examples on meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the workforce by: - promoting the positive impact that a health and wellbeing culture can have on society -...