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NHP Supplier Guide

NHP Supplier Guide

The New Hospital Programme (NHP), which is developing 48 hospitals by 2030, has published the NHP Supplier Guide. The guide is aligned to the Construction Playbook and sets out what is important to the NHP ‐ better, faster and greener procurement ‐ and what it...

New Visa Route Available

New Visa Route Available

The Home Office has introduced a new immigration route, Global Business Mobility, to support companies expanding their presence in the UK. It includes a number of new visa options for foreign workers: Senior or Specialist Worker, Graduate Trainee, Secondment Worker,...

Government’s Energy Strategy Published

Government’s Energy Strategy Published

The Government has released its British Energy Security Strategy with the aim of providing secure, clean and affordable energy for Great Britain. It sets out how the deployment of wind, nuclear, solar and hydrogen will be accelerated, which could see 95% of...

Philip Thomas joins FIS Board

Philip Thomas joins FIS Board

The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) is pleased to announce that Philip Thomas has been co-opted to its executive board. Philip is Business Development Manager at Smith Building Systems and has worked within the partitioning, aluminium extrusion and building...

Supporting employers with industry placements

Supporting employers with industry placements

The Department for Education and SDN are currently planning what support is put in place for employers over the coming months to help understand, prepare for, and host industry placements. Industry placements are a fundamental part of the government’s reforms to...

Apprenticeship standards review

Apprenticeship standards review

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have published the findings from the construction route review.   The report sets out how apprenticeships, T Levels, Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), and further training will keep pace with the...

National Insurance increases

National Insurance increases

National Insurance (NI) contributions have now risen by 1.25% for employees in Class 1, 1A, 1B or 4, as well as Class 1 employers. This increase will remain until 5 April 2023, before contributions revert to 2021/22 levels. The Chancellor also confirmed that the NI...