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FIS gathering data on immigration and potential labour shortages

FIS gathering data on immigration and potential labour shortages

To support ongoing engagement with the Home Office and the wider sector FIS is tracking the impact of changes to the labour market. FIS has repeatedly raised concerns that interior systems installers (dryliners, ceiling fixers, partitions installers etc) have not been...

Construction Leadership Council sets out 2021 strategy

Construction Leadership Council sets out 2021 strategy

CLC has set out its mid-term strategy, which provides more detail on: Vision and strategic priorities The CLC’s delivery plan How the CLC works How the industry can get involved In particular, the strategy sets out one year and three year plans against our priority...

Trade Credit Insurance guidance updated

Trade Credit Insurance guidance updated

CLC guidance on trade credit insurance during COVID-19 has been updated to reflect the latest financial information to provide brokers and underwriters. The checklist has be refreshed to reflect current information requirements on financial performance. Read the full...

Applications for Covid business loans close on 31 March

Applications for Covid business loans close on 31 March

Applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Bounce Back Loan Scheme will close on 31 March. The new Recovery Loan Scheme offering Government‐backed loans of up to £10 million per business...

Grace period issued for Site Safety certificates

Grace period issued for Site Safety certificates

In response to various feedback, CITB has confirmed the introduction of a revised grace period to Site Safety certificates.  This will provide support to delegates who are unable to access a Site Safety refresher courses, due to the new lockdown measures. Individuals...

HSE COVID-19 pandemic update

HSE COVID-19 pandemic update

Updated advice on ventilation and air conditioning during the pandemic HSE has updated and expanded its advice to help employers provide adequate ventilation in their workplaces during the pandemic. This guidance builds on helping to identify and take action in poorly...

FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme: New video, It’s about integrity…

FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme: New video, It’s about integrity…

FIS has launched a new video to help support understanding of the process and values behind the Acoustic Verification Scheme. This verification scheme was established in 2019 to introduce standard methodology and support honest and consistent declaration of acoustic...

Quick Covid round-up – testing, lockdown easing and latest from HSE

Quick Covid round-up – testing, lockdown easing and latest from HSE

HSE inspection indicate how industry has stepped up BuildUK reported to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee this week, within the report was the update that the HSE which has visited 4,300 construction sites, with 10% being sent written correspondence and...