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FIS and CITB to attract 1,500 new entrants with new £2.1m project

FIS and CITB to attract 1,500 new entrants with new £2.1m project

A new £2.1m partnership has been agreed between the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The Fit-out Futures programme will address key challenges faced in the finishes and interior sector, including skills...

The Apprenticeship Levy – One Year On

The Apprenticeship Levy – One Year On

The way the government funds apprenticeships in England changed in April 2017 when the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced. All employers with a wage bill of over £3 million a year have to contribute 0.5% of their total pay bill towards apprenticeship training (minus a...

CPR and Trading Standards

CPR and Trading Standards

We have received the following email from the Construction Products Association regarding false claims on some products that they meet the CPR and have false CE marks on their products. If you have any evidence of products on the market where you believe this is...

Welcome to our new members in April

Welcome to our new members in April

During April, we welcomed three new companies to the FIS membership; two contractor companies and one service provider. Pirin Projects Ltd and S&R London are contractors based in the south-east. MMC Engineer is a structural and civil engineering practice based in...

Payment reform petition presented to Number 10

Payment reform petition presented to Number 10

A petition on fair payment and retentions, representing over 355,000 businesses, was delivered to Theresa May on Monday by Peter Aldous MP and industry leaders including FIS CEO David Frise. Supporters of the Aldous Bill and the petition on fair payments also gathered...

Meet our service providers

Meet our service providers

Associate members are an important part of the FIS community; they provide the services that accredited members need to ensure their businesses achieve optimum performance. The range of services that they provide includes advisory, certification, consultancy,...

Peter Aldous to present petition on 23 April

Peter Aldous to present petition on 23 April

There are now 76 trade bodies and 120 MPs in support of the Aldous Bill, and ahead of the Second Reading on Friday 27 April, Peter Aldous is presenting a petition to 10 Downing Street, representing support for retentions reform and calling on Government to act. The...

Knauf Readymixed Finishing event

Knauf Readymixed Finishing event

Encon/Nevill Long is hosting a Spray Readymixed Finishing event, with Knauf, on Friday 18 May at its Newcastle branch. FIS members are invited to attend free of charge. Two live demonstrations will take place at 9 am and 11.30 am. Each session will include: • A full...