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FIS Updates Guide to Taking on an Apprentice

FIS Updates Guide to Taking on an Apprentice

In light of latest changes and new support through the Government’s Plan for Jobs, FIS has updated the FIS Guide to Taking on an Apprentice.  This simple guide is designed to support businesses in taking that vital first step in taking on an apprentice.  It sets out...

Returning to the UK: New COVID new testing requirements

Returning to the UK: New COVID new testing requirements

With around 40% of workers in the Finishes and Interiors Sector migrating to the UK to work or for those who managed to escape for a Christmas holiday overseas, many will be set to return this week.  Here FIS provides a quick summary on advice for returning in a...

Additional funding for training completed since 1 August

Additional funding for training completed since 1 August

The FIS Training Group has secured additional funding to support the cost of training and qualifications completed by FIS employer members in scope to CITB. The additional funding, of up to £1,500 per company, covers a range of training from generic health and safety...

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) for construction products

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) for construction products

The UK’s new Global Tariff replaced the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021.  The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) now applies to all goods imported into the UK unless: the country you’re importing from has a trade agreement with the UK an exception applies, such as...

COVID-19: Travel to Work, Shared Vehicles

COVID-19: Travel to Work, Shared Vehicles

With higher transmission linked to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus it is vital that the construction industry maintains close oversite of key risks.  When it comes to sharing vehicles advice in the Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures are...