News Archive

31 October 2016

National Minimum Wage and Apprentice Rates Increase

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and apprenticeship rates have increased as of 1 October 2016. The compulsory National Living Wage (NLW), which covers workers who are 25 and over, remains unchanged at £7.20 an hour and will be revised in…

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28 October 2016

Payment Initiatives Make Progress

Central government is taking action to speed up payment throughout the supply chain on public sector contracts, while the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter continues to gather pace.  Over 400 central government departments and agencies have a commitment to pay…

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28 October 2016

CBI Conference Discount Available for Build UK Members

Build UK members can retain a discounted rate on bookings for the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Annual Conference which takes place on Monday 21 November. The Conference, which will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, will…

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27 October 2016

CSCS Releases SmartCard Promotional Videos

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched a video campaign to promote the use of SmartCard technology across construction sites in the UK. The campaign consists of four short animated videos which focus on the benefits behind the technology…

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25 October 2016

Entries Now Open for Construction News Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the Construction News Awards 2017, offering companies across the industry a superb opportunity to showcase the very best of what they do. The Construction News Awards has 18 categories available to enter including the brand…

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24 October 2016

Build UK Welcomes Three New Clients as Growth Continues

Sport England, Lipton Rogers Developments and Quintain have become the latest clients to join Build UK to address long standing industry issues and lead positive change. Announcing its first six client partnerships in as many weeks, Build UK is fast…

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19 October 2016

Build UK Launches Site Induction Guidance

Build UK continues its commitment to health and safety with the launch of new industry guidance on conducting construction site inductions.  The Site Specific Health and Safety Induction Guidance, which has been drafted in consultation with, and the full support…

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19 October 2016

National Infrastructure Commission – Call for Ideas

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, together with the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), has launched a call for ideas for the NIC’s future studies. The NIC provides impartial advice to the Government on infrastructure and sets out the UK’s future major…

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17 October 2016

Industry Agrees to Reform Skills System at Construction News Summit

Industry has committed to implement industry wide strategies on recruitment, apprenticeships and training to create a skills system fit for the future.  Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE delivered the results of the Construction News Summit Skills Hack, which…

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17 October 2016

Farmer Review Says Construction Industry Must ‘Modernise or Die’

The Government-commissioned Farmer Review into UK construction has concluded that fundamental change and modernisation is required in order to address long standing issues and ensure the future of the industry. The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model, which…

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14 October 2016

Build UK Safety Helmet Colours Standard Lifts Off

Build UK’s Safety Helmet Colours Standard has hit national news following the announcement that Highways England will adopt the on-site health and safety initiative from 2017. The Guardian, The Sun, The Mail Online and The Times all featured the standard…

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6 October 2016

Build UK Members Contribute To CIP Construction H&S Manual

Build UK and its members continue to drive health and safety performance in the industry, ensuring that the latest industry-recognised policies and standards are included in the Construction Industry Publications (CIP) Health & Safety Manual. The latest edition of the…

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6 October 2016

CSCS Card Changes for Trainees, Supervisors and Managers

CSCS has announced changes to the process for obtaining Trainee, Supervisory and Manager cards.

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