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£6.3 billion worth of contracts awarded in May

£6.3 billion worth of contracts awarded in May

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that there were 551 contracts worth £6.3 billion awarded in May. The number is 13% higher than the monthly average over the past year and it is the fifth time in the last six months that the value has exceeded...

Adoption of Common Assessment Standard grows

Adoption of Common Assessment Standard grows

Osborne is the latest Build UK member to adopt the Common Assessment Standard for its pre‐qualification requirements. Osborne joins a growing list of major contractors and clients which are specifying the Common Assessment Standard, meaning that members of the supply...

HSE revises its guide to asbestos

HSE revises its guide to asbestos

HSE has published a revised version of HSG248 Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide (second edition - May 2021). As guidance for analysts involved in asbestos work, this latest edition has been updated to take account of findings from HSE interventions and developments in...

Updated guidance using the UKCA marking

Updated guidance using the UKCA marking

BEIS has issued an update to “Using the UKCA marking” guidance last issued on 31 December 2020. More information has been added on when a you can self-declare along with updates to the ‘Relevant UK and EU legislation” to remove inaccurate legislation. The updated...

New vaccine toolkit for employers

New vaccine toolkit for employers

The Department for Health has launched a new toolkit for employers to help ensure employees get reliable information about COVID-19 vaccines. Several major businesses, including Asda, IKEA and Santander, have already pledged to promote vaccine uptake with their...

CPA releases UK Economic and Construction Update

CPA releases UK Economic and Construction Update

CPA has issued its latest weekly update, which is available to members here. The three updated issues in Pages 1-2 of the weekly update are: Zoopla UK House Price Index (April 2021) Speedy Hire Annual Results (May 2021) British Land Annual Results (May 2021)...

£1000 cash boost for employers to support T Level industry placements

£1000 cash boost for employers to support T Level industry placements

As part of a new incentive scheme, employers in England can claim £1,000 for every T-Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cash-boost-for-t-levels. The T Level employer incentive fund recognises the impact of...

Deadline approaching for apprentice incentive payment

Deadline approaching for apprentice incentive payment

The deadline for employers to apply for the incentive payment for new apprentices hired between 1 August 2020 and March 2021 is approaching.  Eligible employers must apply for their incentive payment by 31 May 2021. Incentive payment for apprentices who joined...

Costs and supply concerns rise as recovery broadens in Q1

Costs and supply concerns rise as recovery broadens in Q1

According to the latest Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association, the recovery of the construction industry gathered momentum and was broad-based in the first quarter of 2021. Construction product manufacturers on both the heavy side and light side...