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CPA Economic and Construction Update

CPA Economic and Construction Update

The CPA's Economic and Construction Update provides an insightful summary of the latest economic and construction trends in the UK. The update covers key indicators such as the CPI inflation and core CPI inflation, UK construction average weekly earnings, UK...

Industry Accreditation Conclusion

Industry Accreditation Conclusion

In accordance with the latest CLC recommendation regarding Industry Card Schemes, it is now mandatory for all cards bearing the CSCS logo for skilled occupations to be obtained through qualification. As of 30 June, Industry Accreditation cards will no longer be...

FIS proudly supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

FIS proudly supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

FIS is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week. We recognise the importance of mental well-being in the construction industry and strive to provide ongoing support for all FIS members. As part of our commitment to this cause, we are actively participating in...

Building Safety Act:  New guidance on change control

Building Safety Act: New guidance on change control

This latest guidance from the Building Safety Regulator provides more information on expectations for managing the scenario where the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) has approved your building control approval application.  It focuses on how you: make a change control...

FIS reveals Contractors Awards shortlist

FIS reveals Contractors Awards shortlist

We're excited to reveal the shortlist for the 2024 FIS Contractors Awards - which promote and encourage high levels of craftsmanship in the finishes and interiors sector. The awards showcase the very best of our industry and after months of project visits, our judges...

FIS issues safety alert for smoke shafts

FIS issues safety alert for smoke shafts

FIS Safety Alert: Suitability of gypsum-based systems in the construction of smoke shafts Concerns have been raised with FIS that gypsum-based systems are being specified to construct smoke shafts for mechanically ventilated systems in some high-rise...

Total construction output is forecast to fall by 2.2% in 2024

Total construction output is forecast to fall by 2.2% in 2024

Construction firms are likely to experience mixed fortunes during 2024 and it will be highly dependent on which sectors they are operating in, according to the Spring CPA Construction Industry Forecasts. House builders and contractors working in housing new build and...

Immigration rules: what has changed in April

Immigration rules: what has changed in April

For new workers the Government has announced a number of changes to the Points‐Based Immigration System (PBIS).  These seem to be designed to reduce overall net migration and do make it harder for FIS Members to engage overseas workers.  The key changes are outlined...