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EU Exit Business Readiness: CLC Publish Final Checklist

EU Exit Business Readiness: CLC Publish Final Checklist

The Construction Leadership Council has published a final checklist for construction businesses ahead of the end of the transition period with the EU. This one page checklist summarises the key changes that UK construction businesses will face at the end of the...

New COVID Flexibility supporting Apprentice delivery

New COVID Flexibility supporting Apprentice delivery

A number of flexibilities have been introduced to support apprentices to make progress in their roles, and acknowledging disruption to teaching, learning and assessment practices.  This includes: Temporary suspensions of the rule requiring level 2 apprentices to study...

Designated standards: construction products

Designated standards: construction products

MHCLG have now published their consolidated list of UK Designated Standards in support of the UK CPR. This list of Designated Standards is available here. This is the list that will allow the implementation of the UKNI and UK Conformity Assessment Mark (for some this...

Tier 4 level of restrictions – Construction can continue

Tier 4 level of restrictions – Construction can continue

The announcement about the creation of a new Tier 4 level of restrictions, which will apply in London and the South East of England, impose greater restrictions on those living in Tier 4 areas, similar to those applying during March and April, although their main aim...

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes

In a move to ensure firms can access the support they need through continuing economic disruption, Rishi Sunak also confirmed he would be extending the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March. These changes come ahead of the Budget,...

Build the Future – National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Build the Future – National Apprenticeship Week 2021

“Build the Future” is the theme for the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which will take place between 8 - 14 February 2021. NAW aims to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships can help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a...

Measuring social impact in public procurement: SPPN 10/2020

Measuring social impact in public procurement: SPPN 10/2020

The Scottish government has issued a new Procurement Note - 10/2020 - "Measuring social impact in public procurement". The policy note serves to clarify the Scottish Government’s policy on measuring social impact through procurement and support for application of this...