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Rigorous new targets for green building revolution

Rigorous new targets for green building revolution

All homes and businesses will have to meet rigorous new energy efficiency standards to lower energy consumption and bills, helping to protect the environment, the Housing Minister Chris Pincher has announced. Responding to a consultation on the Future Homes Standard,...

Applications open for the new Employer Directory for Apprenticeship EQA

Applications open for the new Employer Directory for Apprenticeship EQA

The Institute announced its plans to move to a simplified EQA system in August 2020. The changes will see EQA delivered by Ofqual or, for integrated degree apprenticeships, the Office for Students (OfS). The Institute is now setting up a new group of professional and...

Construction output expected to rise 14%

Construction output expected to rise 14%

Construction bouncing back despite W-shaped recession and recovery The CPA’s latest Construction Industry Scenarios sees a ‘W’-shaped economic recession and recovery as its main assumption, with construction output expected to rise 14% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022. This...

Call for assessors for the finishes and interiors sector occupations

Call for assessors for the finishes and interiors sector occupations

There is a demand for people with occupational expertise to become vocational and end point assessors for finishing and interiors occupations.  More colleges and independent training providers are now preparing to deliver apprenticeships and other training programmes...

Government develops new video explainers on doing business with Europe

Government develops new video explainers on doing business with Europe

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a series of new, on demand videos to help businesses familiarise themselves with the new rules and the actions they should take. Businesses can find out more about 18 topics, including...