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Discounted rate on GAI course

Discounted rate on GAI course

FIS has secured a discount for its members on the Foundation in Hardware online course which concentrates on ensuring those working with or selling architectural ironmongery or door hardware are aware of the range of hardware, its uses and responsibilities if...

FIS awards industries best!

FIS awards industries best!

FIS today announced the winners of its 2021 Contractors Awards to members and guests who packed out the Nine Kings Suite at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The long-awaited ceremony celebrated the fantastic projects completed by FIS members in nine categories....

Prompt payment threshold to be increased for suppliers

Prompt payment threshold to be increased for suppliers

The Cabinet Office has published an updated Procurement Policy Note (PPN) confirming that the prompt payment threshold is going to be increased for suppliers bidding for Government contracts above £5 million per annum. From 1 April 2022, suppliers will be required to...

Construction pipeline summary

Construction pipeline summary

Build UK has published an executive summary of the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021/22 to help the industry understand recent Government announcements on the delivery of £31 billion of economic and social infrastructure procurements in this...

The Autumn Budget and the critical role of skills

The Autumn Budget and the critical role of skills

Chancellor, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, spoke about the absolute critical role of skills throughout his Budget speech on Wednesday afternoon.  He stated: “Strengthening the skills of our people, the country’s greatest asset.  That’s a real plan for growth.  Higher...

CPA responds to Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

CPA responds to Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

There have been mixed reviews to yesterday’s Autumn budget and spending review, with Construction News referring to it as ‘something of a soggy souffle’. Responding Jeff May, Director of Government Relations and Business Development at the Construction Products...

Code for Construction Product Information and guidance published

Code for Construction Product Information and guidance published

The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), Code guidance and a manufacturer information pack have been launched today to drive higher standards in the presentation of construction product information in the manufacturing industry. The Code has been...

Strong construction demand but supply hit by perfect storm

Strong construction demand but supply hit by perfect storm

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has revised construction output growth up for 2021 from 13.7% to 14.3% since its previous forecasts, but also revised down growth for 2022 from 6.3% to 4.8% in 2022. With more buoyant demand so far in 2021, supply chain...