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Post Covid-19 Revival Funding

Post Covid-19 Revival Funding

Launch of Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund – How to build back better The Edge Foundation has announced the launch of the Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund. This is a one-off fund with up to £250,000 of grant funding available.  Applications are welcomed for grants of...

Latest advice helps companies preparing to unfurlough staff

Latest advice helps companies preparing to unfurlough staff

The complex question of how to bring workforce safely off furlough and back to work is examined in detail in the latest guidance to be issued by the CICV Forum in Scotland. With the Scottish Government authorising a phased easing of the lockdown rules, the Forum’s...

Cladding remediation fund opens

Cladding remediation fund opens

Building owners can now register their interest for the £1 billion Building Safety Fund for the remediation of unsafe non‐Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding. The deadline for registering interest is 31 July 2020 and anyone that goes on to apply for funding...

Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee

Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee

Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) this morning welcomed the announcement from Business Secretary Alok Sharma that Government is able to provide guarantees of up to £10 billion to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions. Trade Credit...

Government guidance for further education and skills providers

Government guidance for further education and skills providers

On 24 May the Prime Minister announced that secondary schools could provide some contact for Year 10 and Year 12 students to help them prepare for exams next year, with a quarter of these students in at any point.  For further education (FE) settings (including...

Construction Products Testing Survey

Construction Products Testing Survey

Government is developing a new Building Safety Programme to address the points raised by Dame Judith Hackitt following the tragic disaster at Grenfell Tower, and they are engaging with the sector through the Construction Products Association (CPA). The Ministry of...