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New Toolkit signals shift to value based procurement

New Toolkit signals shift to value based procurement

Led by the Construction Leadership Council and supported by a Government-backed R&D programme, the Construction Innovation Hub is working with Government and leading industry bodies from the Construction sector to develop a new ‘Value Toolkit’ intended to help...

Immigration Concerns for Finishes and Interiors Sector

Immigration Concerns for Finishes and Interiors Sector

FIS has raised concerns with officials from The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that interior systems installers have not been included as an eligible occupation for the skilled worker route in the outline plans for a UK Points Based...

Welsh charter for safe working practice COVID-19

Welsh charter for safe working practice COVID-19

HBF Wales, in conjunction with the Welsh Government has launched a house building Site Safety Charter to help construction sites reopen in line with latest health and safety guidance. House builders are gradually returning to work after a three month layoff as a...

Providing apprenticeships during the COVID-19 outbreak

Providing apprenticeships during the COVID-19 outbreak

Guidance has been updated to confirm that from 13 July 2020 providers can welcome back 19 plus apprentices into educational settings, that the flexibility to suspend level 2 functional skills for level 2 apprentices has been extended, and to provide more information...

HMRC clarifies new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance

HMRC clarifies new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance

HMRC has published revised guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for both employers and employees which clarifies the position about the ability to claim the scheme’s grants for wage costs during notice periods. The wording added to the employer’s guidance...

Benchmarking use of Facemasks and PPE

Benchmarking use of Facemasks and PPE

BuildUK carried out a snapshot survey of its Contractor members in June 2020 to understand their current policies on the provision of face coverings to workers in response to coronavirus. The survey questions were based on the assumption that members: had undertaken a...