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Supporting employers with industry placements

Supporting employers with industry placements

The Department for Education and SDN are currently planning what support is put in place for employers over the coming months to help understand, prepare for, and host industry placements. Industry placements are a fundamental part of the government’s reforms to...

Apprenticeship standards review

Apprenticeship standards review

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have published the findings from the construction route review.   The report sets out how apprenticeships, T Levels, Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), and further training will keep pace with the...

National Insurance increases

National Insurance increases

National Insurance (NI) contributions have now risen by 1.25% for employees in Class 1, 1A, 1B or 4, as well as Class 1 employers. This increase will remain until 5 April 2023, before contributions revert to 2021/22 levels. The Chancellor also confirmed that the NI...

Get ready to inspire the next generation

Get ready to inspire the next generation

Build UK has announced that the next Open Doors will take place from Monday 13 ‐ Saturday 18 March 2023. Members are encouraged to start thinking now about how they can get involved. Open Doors is a fantastic way for young people and those looking for a change of...

Contract award league table recorded nearly £5.8 billion during March

Contract award league table recorded nearly £5.8 billion during March

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that 490 contracts worth £5.8 billion were awarded in March. Whilst the number of contracts increased for the third month in a row, the value dipped again but was only just below the monthly average for the past...

Industry mega-poll to track development of PI insurance crisis

Industry mega-poll to track development of PI insurance crisis

Companies from across the industry are being asked to take part again in what was, last year, the biggest ever review of construction’s growing professional indemnity insurance crisis. The survey was carried out last year in response to firms from across the industry...

FIS joins new Sustainability Task force for London

FIS joins new Sustainability Task force for London

The City of London Corporation has unveiled a new Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce which will look at defining and addressing skills gaps around the construction, retrofit and maintenance of low carbon commercial buildings in Central London boroughs. The...