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The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) for construction products

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) for construction products

The UK’s new Global Tariff replaced the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021.  The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) now applies to all goods imported into the UK unless: the country you’re importing from has a trade agreement with the UK an exception applies, such as...

COVID-19: Travel to Work, Shared Vehicles

COVID-19: Travel to Work, Shared Vehicles

With higher transmission linked to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus it is vital that the construction industry maintains close oversite of key risks.  When it comes to sharing vehicles advice in the Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures are...

Childcare: Implications of the Lockdown on furlough and school places

Childcare: Implications of the Lockdown on furlough and school places

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021, and there are monthly deadlines for submitting claims. Claims for furlough days in December must be submitted by Thursday 14 January at 11:59pm. Employers can claim for any employees who were...

Shielding: Implications of the Lockdown on furlough

Shielding: Implications of the Lockdown on furlough

Shielding, furlough and Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) With the reintroduction of shielding, experts from Citation have reviewed how to clarify how shielding, furlough and SSP work in conjunction. The key points are: During lockdown the advice is that employees who are...

CITB services during lockdown

CITB services during lockdown

CITB has claified what services remain in place during lockdown. The National Construction Colleges (NCC) in England and Scotland will be closed for face-to-face training until at least 22 February, which removes risk for delegates and colleagues and ensures...

FIS Supports new CICV Forum face mask safety campaign

FIS Supports new CICV Forum face mask safety campaign

With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, FIS has helped the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum create a new face mask campaign that urges operatives to make a safe start to 2021. The unique collective has launched...

New competency standard – have your say

New competency standard – have your say

We would like to hear your comments on a new competency standard that will be published this spring. Government through the Ministry of Housing Community and local Government (MHCLG) have commissioned the production of a new competency standard (BSI Flex 8670 Built...