News Archive

27 August 2015

New CITB Grants Scheme Year

The new CITB Grants Scheme year started on 1 August 2015 with a major change to who grants can be claimed for.  Whilst CITB-registered employers can continue to claim grants for all PAYE employees, they can no longer receive any…

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17 August 2015

Are You Employing Illegal Workers?

The Home Office recently launched Operation Magnify, a UK-wide enforcement initiative taking place in the autumn, which will target businesses that are employing and exploiting illegal migrant workers. It is currently raising awareness of illegal working and reminding employers that…

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17 August 2015

HSE Focus on Refurbishment

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be running its annual refurbishment initiative between 14 September and 9 October 2015 which will see construction inspectors carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment works are being carried out. During last…

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12 August 2015

Build UK Celebrates First 100 Days

Wednesday 9 December 2015 sees Build UK reach its 100-day milestone following its successful launch on 1 September and Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE has taken the opportunity to look back at what has been achieved by the new organisation…

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12 August 2015

Review to Cut Red Tape in House Building

The Government has launched a review to cut red tape and reduce bureaucracy in the house building sector as part of its Cutting Red Tape Programme. The review, which is being led by the Cabinet Office in conjunction with the…

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10 August 2015

Build UK Responds to Government’s Apprenticeship Levy Consultation

Build UK has submitted a comprehensive response to Government plans for an economy-wide Apprenticeship Levy on large employers, designed to support the Government’s target of three million new apprenticeship starts by 2020.  The Build UK response aims to open a…

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10 August 2015

Health, Safety & Environment Test Price Increase

The cost of the Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) Test, which is required to obtain the majority of CSCS cards, has increased by £2 to £19.50 from 1 September 2015. The HS&E Test is owned and run by CITB, which…

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10 August 2015

Become a B&Q Homefit Approved Tradesman

B&Q is looking for Build UK Specialist Contractors to become B&Q Homefit Approved Tradesmen in a number of trades across the UK in order to provide a full installation service on its range of products. With householders increasingly looking for…

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7 August 2015

Enter the Construction News Specialist Awards 2016!

Entries are now open for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2016 offering Specialist Contractors a fantastic opportunity to gain recognition for their outstanding work. Now in their 12th year, the Specialists Awards are the only national awards designed to celebrate…

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3 August 2015

Stand Out For Less With Which? Trusted Traders

Build UK is delighted to be working with Which? to offer Build UK Specialist Contractors a discount on their first year’s membership when they join the Which? Trusted Traders scheme. As the UK’s largest consumer organisation, Which? is known for…

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