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COVID‐19 Testing for Construction

COVID‐19 Testing for Construction

To help reduce the transmission of coronavirus on construction sites, Build UK has partnered with Eurofins to offer a comprehensive COVID‐19 testing service. Testing is most effective when undertaken in line with a regular schedule; however, it does not replace the...

Business evictions ban extended until March 2021

Business evictions ban extended until March 2021

Business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021. This final extension to protections from the threat of eviction will give landlords and tenants three months to come to an agreement on unpaid rent. Further guidance...

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules: delivery of essential items to retailers In response to pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department for Transport has introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the...

HSE’s most popular training courses are now available live online

HSE’s most popular training courses are now available live online

HSE has made available its most popular courses online. The online courses still allow for direct dialogue with experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees, and lots of opportunities to ask questions, just as you would in a normal training...

Asbestos kills – learn the essentials and act

Asbestos kills – learn the essentials and act

There are over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths each year caused by health conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Whether you’re a tradesperson, building owner, licensed contractor, or a member of the public, it's vital to recognise...

Test to Release for international travel

Test to Release for international travel

The new Test to Release for International Travel scheme will come into force on 15 December for passengers arriving into England from a destination not on the travel corridor list. Under the scheme, you can choose to pay for a COVID‐19 test from a private provider...

New Construction Playbook – A new approach to procurement

New Construction Playbook – A new approach to procurement

The Construction Leadership Council was created with a remit to drive improvement within the construction sector. Since its creation, it has worked to encourage collaboration to build a better industry, and to act as a bridge between the public and private sectors in...

Brexit: The Big Three Issues for the Finishes and Interiors Sector

Brexit: The Big Three Issues for the Finishes and Interiors Sector

Brexit looms, a deal remains elusive and we continue to be inundated by messages from the Secretary of State and various government departments to, “get ready”, but there remain some real challenges and uncertainty.  There are some practical things you can do, but...