News Archive

28 January 2016

Showcasing Construction with Open Doors 2016

Build UK members will be opening up construction sites across the country to demonstrate the diverse range of career opportunities available within construction and give people a taste of what it is like to work in the industry. Open Doors…

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27 January 2016

New Emissions Standards for Non-Road Mobile Machinery

New emissions standards have been introduced for Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) used on construction projects in London, as part of plans to improve air quality in the capital. The emissions standards for NRMM apply to all projects in Greater London…

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26 January 2016

Thousands of CSCS Cards Revoked Following CITB Investigation

Thousands of CSCS cards have been revoked following an extensive investigation by CITB into fraudulent activity at five test centres. A total of 4,615 CSCS cards have now been cancelled as a result of a CITB investigation prompted by a…

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19 January 2016

New Lease of Life for Constructing Better Health

Build UK has welcomed the announcement that ownership of Constructing Better Health (CBH), the national scheme for occupational health management in construction, will transfer from CSCS to B&CE. B&CE is a not for profit organisation which has been providing financial…

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16 January 2016

Book Now for Open Doors 2017!

People interested in finding out more about a career in construction can now book to visit a site near them as part of this year’s Open Doors, which takes place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April 2017. Open…

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12 January 2016

Tax Guidance for Build UK Members – December

Members can access the Construction Industry Joint Taxation Committee’s (JTC) monthly tax guidance newsletter as a key benefit of Build UK membership. Members often register the difficulties they face in complying with changes to taxation rules and regulations, and can…

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11 January 2016

Government Publishes Further Details on Apprenticeship Levy

The Department for Education (DfE) has published further details of how the Apprenticeship Levy will operate and the associated system of apprenticeship funding for England. The announcement provides further clarity in addition to some welcome steps for employers, including: •…

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11 January 2016

HMRC Tax Free Childcare Account Available From 2017

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that a new tax free childcare account will be available from early 2017 which aims to help working families pay for the cost of childcare, enabling more parents to go out to…

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8 January 2016

Technical Issues With Construction Industry Scheme Online Service

The HMRC Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) online service is currently experiencing technical issues with regard to the verification of subcontractors. Due to a fault with the online service, which enables CIS contractors to verify subcontractors and file their monthly returns,…

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4 January 2016

Changes to CSCS Cards

CSCS is implementing a number of changes to the CSCS card scheme to comply with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) decision that the industry should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted. As part…

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3 January 2016

Industry Commits To Tackle Construction Ill Health

The inaugural Construction Health Summit in January brought together leading organisations and industry influencers, including Build UK and its members, to tackle the issue of work-related ill health in construction. Attendees at the breakfast summit, Committing Construction to a Healthier…

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1 January 2016

Join the Little Britain Challenge Cup

Build UK is partnering with the Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC) again this year to bring together contractors, clients and professionals from across the construction industry in an annual sailing regatta. LBCC 2016, which will take place in Cowes on…

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