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Changing legislation in Scotland

Changing legislation in Scotland

Developers in Scotland will be banned from using combustible cladding on high‐rise buildings from 1 June, following the introduction of new building standards legislation. Since 2005, new cladding systems on high‐rise blocks of flats have either had to use...

Common Assessment Standard updated to reflect UK sanctions list

Common Assessment Standard updated to reflect UK sanctions list

Due to the unprecedented situation in Ukraine, which has led to a growing list of sanctions against Russia and Belarus, Build UK will be adding a new question to the Common Assessment Standard to enable the construction supply chain to demonstrate that it is not...

Construction Product Availability Statement May 2022

Construction Product Availability Statement May 2022

Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group With the Product Availability Group having...

Working from home relief

Working from home relief

The Covid-related relaxation to the rules on claiming expenses for working from home has now been abolished. What this means is that if your employees *can* work from home if they choose but you have not *required* them to work from home, they can no longer claim home...

Interest Rates up, but Economy potentially down in 2023

Interest Rates up, but Economy potentially down in 2023

Monetary Policy Summary, May 2022 The MPC voted by a majority of 6-3 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 1%. Commenting on the increase FIS CEO Iain McIlwee stated: "It is clear that the bank needs to act as inflation is well above the 2% threshold and...