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Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI: November

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI: November

A summary of the data revealed that the construction rebound continued in November, but cost inflation was strongest for five-and-a-half years. Other key findings were that business activity rose at the fastest rate since March; Commercial work picked up for the first...

JTC Newsline

JTC Newsline

December's edition of the Joint Taxation Committee’s Newsline provides an overview of the Autumn Statement which was announced on 23 November. The Newsline is available to read here.

Consultation for the International Construction Measurement Standards

Consultation for the International Construction Measurement Standards

This week, the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) launched a public consultation for the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS). The standard seeks to improve consistency and reduce risk in the global construction...

CITB launches Levy Online

CITB launches Levy Online

CITB has recently launched Levy Online, a service that allows inscope registered companies to complete their 2016 (and previous years) levy return online, rather than having to complete a paper copy. Initially, CITB will be rolling out the system to a small number of...

Public Consultation for Standard Assessment Procedure

Public Consultation for Standard Assessment Procedure

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has opened a public consultation on proposals to amend the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). The assessment is used for many purposes, including compliance with Building Regulations, and to produce...

Reminder: Coloured hard hats to make sites safer

Reminder: Coloured hard hats to make sites safer

Members are reminded that back in May this year, Build UK released two new industry standards, The Safety Helmet Colours and Training Standard. The Safety Helmet Colours standard uses simple colour coding to identify on-site personnel and provides a clear and...

Highly Commended at the IET Awards

Highly Commended at the IET Awards

On 16 November, we attended the IET Innovation Awards in London. Along with 3D Repo and Balfour Beatty, we had been shortlisted in the Information Technology category for BID4Free. Bid4Free is an open source online 3D platform for the construction industry where...

Level of Development (LOD) Specification

Level of Development (LOD) Specification

The BIM Forum has released the 2016 version of its Level of Development (LOD) Specification. This is a reference guide that enables practitioners in the AEC Industry to specify and articulate with a high level of clarity, the content and reliability of Building...

Automatic enrolment workplace pensions

Automatic enrolment workplace pensions

The People’s Pension can help FIS Members understand automatic enrolment workplace pensions. They have UK-based people ready to help – over the phone, by email or via webchat. Their online help centre is full of useful guides, videos and handy checklists. Your...