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Consultation on Building Standards compliance and enforcement

Consultation on Building Standards compliance and enforcement

Building Standards Division (BSD), is developing a national Compliance Plan approach to provide greater assurance that compliance with building regulations is achieved from design to completion. This consultation seeks to obtain the views on the development of a new...

A Focus on Construction at COP26

A Focus on Construction at COP26

At COP26 the Construction Leadership Council hosted a dedicated session at the COP 26 conference looking at the role of construction, current focus and positive examples and how our supply chain needs to evolve. The event kicked off showcasing a feature developed with...

CLC and ITN Launch Co-production ‘Building a Greener Britain’

CLC and ITN Launch Co-production ‘Building a Greener Britain’

The construction industry is playing its part in transforming its working practices and leadership models to contribute to the global ambition for a net zero future. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce...

Measuring your carbon footprint in the finishes and interiors sector

Measuring your carbon footprint in the finishes and interiors sector

FIS and the Supply Chain Sustainability School are collaborating to help deliver Net Zero in the finishes and interiors sector through a new virtual training portal hosted on the Supply Chain Sustainability School website. This sustainability training hub is another...

Consultation on Plastic Packaging Tax (General) Regulations 2021

Consultation on Plastic Packaging Tax (General) Regulations 2021

The Plastics Packaging Tax is due for introduction on 1 April 2022 and HMRC is looking for businesses' views on the technical application of the regulation. The consultation closes on 1 December 2021 and details are available here. The Primary legislation establishing...

Changes to reservations for apprenticeship funding

Changes to reservations for apprenticeship funding

From 1 November 2021, the reservation period for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy will be reduced from six months to three months.  While the Education and Skills Funding Agency had previously extended the reservation window to six months, they found...

Leaseholder loan scheme paused

Leaseholder loan scheme paused

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, attended his first meeting of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee this week, where he confirmed that the development of the leaseholder loan scheme to fund remediation work...

Government Mandates Carbon Reduction Plans

Government Mandates Carbon Reduction Plans

Contractors bidding for central Government contracts worth more than £5 million a year are now required to provide a Carbon Reduction Plan. Plans must be updated at least once a year and meet the standard set out in Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21, which includes...

World-leading Environment Act becomes law

World-leading Environment Act becomes law

Legislation that will protect and enhance the environment for future generations has now passed into UK law. Through the Act, we will clean up the country’s air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste and make better use of resources. It will...