News Archive

29 September 2016

New Free Childcare Entitlement

The Government’s free childcare initiative which entitles eligible working parents to up to 30 hours of free childcare will be available throughout England from September 2017. The free childcare allocation will be offered in some local authority areas from September…

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28 September 2016

Highways England Adopt Build UK Safety Helmet Colours Standard

Build UK continues to positively impact best practice in the industry with the announcement that Highways England will adopt its Safety Helmet Colours Standard from 2017. Highways England’s construction and maintenance contractors will implement the colour-coded safety helmet system next…

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26 September 2016

Update on Tackling Late Payment

Small Business Minister Margot James recently wrote to signatories of the Prompt Payment Code to highlight progress in tackling late payment. Build UK is committed to delivering change in payment practices across the industry and is a supporter of the…

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26 September 2016

Almacantar Joins Build UK

Almacantar has become the third client to join Build UK as it continues to drive positive change by welcoming all areas of the industry to the table. Major industry client Almacantar has joined Argent and Great Portland Estates plc to…

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21 September 2016

Build UK Celebrates Ground-Breaking First Year

Build UK today celebrates its landmark first year of bringing the construction supply chain together and delivering change across the industry. Build UK has achieved positive results on a number of high profile industry priorities. At its launch, Build UK…

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19 September 2016

New Poster to Easily Identify Scaffold Cards

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has published a new poster to help industry professionals identify whether a scaffolding site worker has the correct training and experience. Covering all cards including scaffolding labourer, Basic Access Systems Erector (BASE), all…

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16 September 2016

Inspiring Young People

Build UK is participating in World Skills’ ‘The Skills Show’ on the Spotlight on Construction stage and is looking for members to promote the construction industry to young people. ‘The Skills Show’ hosts over 80,000 young people over 3 days…

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14 September 2016

Entries Open for Wates Group Sustainable Technologies Competition

The Wates Group has launched a sustainable technologies competition and is inviting Build UK members to enter their ideas. The Dragons Den-style competition is particularly interested in hearing from companies with a sustainable product or technology that can offer direct…

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12 September 2016

Duty to Report Metrics Published

The Government has published the metrics and draft regulations for the forthcoming ‘Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance’ which will require large businesses to report their payment practices on a six-monthly basis.

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11 September 2016

60 Leading Industry Figures Already on Construction News Awards Panel

Entries are open for the Construction News Awards 2017, offering companies the chance to present their fantastic work and achievements to a distinguished panel of leading clients, industry leaders and experts. With an impressive and ever-growing judging panel of over…

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11 September 2016

Build UK Members Feature Heavily on CN Specialists Awards Short List

The finalists for the 2017 Construction News Specialists Awards have been announced and Build UK members are represented in all but one of the 18 award categories. The Specialists Awards are the only national awards celebrating the very best Specialist…

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3 September 2016

Support the New Build UK Apprenticeship Pilot

As part of a new approach to delivering apprenticeships in construction, Build UK and the Leeds College of Building are looking for employers to offer students two-week work experience placements which could lead to the offer of a full time…

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