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Greenwashing – make sure your claims don’t come out in the wash

Greenwashing – make sure your claims don’t come out in the wash

The Competition and Markets Authority has produced its Green Claims Code to help businesses understand how to communicate their green credentials while reducing the risk of misleading consumers. The Code focuses on 6 principles that are based on existing consumer law,...

FIS supports Inspiring Change Awards

FIS supports Inspiring Change Awards

FIS is continuing its support of the 2022 Inspiring Change Awards, that were introduced in 2016 to recognise companies working in the construction, infrastructure, and built environment sectors. There is no charge to enter, and attendance at the Conference &...

CPA formally responds to Secretary of State Michael Gove

CPA formally responds to Secretary of State Michael Gove

The Construction Products Association has formally responded to Secretary of State Michael Gove regarding the building safety and cladding remediations. Secretary of State addresses CPA in open letter, thanking the CPA and its members for support of agreeing that...

FIS Members optimistic about volumes, but concerned about inflation

FIS Members optimistic about volumes, but concerned about inflation

In 2022 62% of FIS Members are anticipating growth in workload, but have advised caution that labour shortages could constrain demand. In the Q1 2022 State of Trade Survey, run in partnership with the Construction Products Association, overall volume is encouraging...

New Construction Product Availability Statement April 2022

New Construction Product Availability Statement April 2022

Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group There has been little change in respect of...

New Guidance on quotes and contracts in a time of high inflation

New Guidance on quotes and contracts in a time of high inflation

Off the back of the latest wave of inflation and the most recent statement by the Construction Leadership Council, FIS has produced two new resources to support contractor members. The first, is a new factsheet that includes recommendations on standard terms to...

Employment Allowance

Employment Allowance

The Employment Allowance has risen from £4,000 to £5,000, meaning businesses can now employ four full‐time workers on the National Living Wage without paying employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs). This is expected to benefit around 52,000 businesses in...

New Sustainability Disclosure Requirements and Plastic Tax

New Sustainability Disclosure Requirements and Plastic Tax

Duty to report Organisations with more than 500 employees and a turnover over £500 million are now required to report climate‐related financial information on an annual basis. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance...

Competition Law Guidance

Competition Law Guidance

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) continues to monitor anti‐competitive behaviour in construction, and Build UK has worked with Wedlake Bell LLP to publish guidance explaining some of the more common violations of competition law and the potential sanctions...