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As National Apprenticeship Week Draws to a Close

As National Apprenticeship Week Draws to a Close

It is National Apprentice Week (8 to 14 February 2021). This week provides an opportunity for organisations to showcase the contribution they are making to the future finishes and interiors workforce and society. The Week can provide a platform to come together and...

Reverse VAT Early Day Motion

Reverse VAT Early Day Motion

RThe #StopReverseVAT campaign is off to a great start reaching more than 1.2 million social media users in its first week. Whilst the Treasury’s position is still to introduce Reverse VAT on 1 March, the campaign is gathering pace and traction with an Early Day Motion...

FIS launches revised site guide for suspended ceilings

FIS launches revised site guide for suspended ceilings

FIS has launched a revised and updated Site Guide for Suspended Ceilings to help a project team fully understand the requirements of the suspended ceiling contractor. The Site Guide for Suspended Ceilings was produced by the FIS Ceilings and Absorbers working group...

Hire an apprentice and receive an incentive payment of up to £3,000

Hire an apprentice and receive an incentive payment of up to £3,000

Apprentices can support your plans for the future. To help support employers who hire an apprentice, additional incentive payments for taking on an apprentice have been extended to 31 March 2021. This includes hiring redundant apprentices. George Swann, FIS Skills and...

CLC submits industry-wide response ahead of the Budget

CLC submits industry-wide response ahead of the Budget

The Construction Leadership Council has submitted an industry wide response ahead the Chancellor’s Budget Statement on 3 March 2021. The submission outlined how the construction sector could most effectively support the UK’s recovery in line with the Government’s key...

Government plans to press ahead with Domestic Reverse Charge

Government plans to press ahead with Domestic Reverse Charge

In a letter received today, the Government has set out that it remains committed to introducing the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction on the  1 March 2021.  The letter from the Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury states:...

Build UK members improve payment terms again

Build UK members improve payment terms again

The latest results published under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance show that the payment performance of Build UK members has continued to improve over the last six months despite the significant challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic....