News Archive

31 January 2017

Improving Occupational Health in Construction

Build UK partner B&CE gained overwhelming support from attendees at the Health in Construction Leadership Group’s (HCLG) CEO Summit on its proposed vision for a fresh approach to occupational health, with 82% believing it to be a viable way forward…

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30 January 2017

Updated CIP Construction Health & Safety 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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30 January 2017

Build UK Kick Starts 2017 with Three New Members

Build UK has welcomed two more Client organisations and a Contractor member to its collective voice as it continues to drive positive change by welcoming all areas of industry to the table. Major industry clients, Derwent London and British Land,…

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27 January 2017

CONSTRUCTION NEWS AWARDS – ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for submitting entries to the Construction News Awards 2016 has been extended until Friday 29 January offering companies across the industry further opportunities to showcase their work. The Construction News Awards are a fantastic way of gaining recognition…

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27 January 2017

CONSTRUCTION NEWS AWARDS – ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for submitting entries for the Construction News Awards 2017 has been extended until Friday 10 February, offering companies across the industry even more opportunity to showcase their work. Supported by Build UK, the Construction News Awards has 18…

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26 January 2017

Build UK Supports Fair Payment with Guidance on Payment Charter

Build UK has published guidance to assist companies with signing up to the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter and implementing the commitments within their construction contracts. The Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter contains 11 commitments, which Build UK members have…

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26 January 2017

CITB Announces Plans for Future Levy and Consensus Process

CITB has announced plans to reduce its levy to 0.35% on PAYE employees from 2018 alongside changes to the consensus process. The levy has been reduced from 0.5% to 0.35% on PAYE employees in 2018, with payments on the NET…

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23 January 2017

Are You Ready for the Withdrawal of the CRO Card?

The construction industry is preparing for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card as it moves towards full qualification. CSCS will no longer issue CRO cards as of 31 March 2017, and all CRO cards issued since October…

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9 January 2017

Can you build it?

FIS Skills is launching their #iBuiltThis2017 flagship campaign on 4 September 2017. #iBuiltThis2017 is designed to get the construction industry, its supply chain and the British public to participate and show how proud they are of their contribution to the…

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8 January 2017

What do the CRO Changes mean for you?

Why are the changes being made to the CRO card? It is important that the construction industry is able to demonstrate it has a qualified, safe workforce. In 2015, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced that skills certification card schemes…

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8 January 2017

CITB Grant Scheme Changes

At a meeting of construction federations, CITB has outlined its proposals for a future grant scheme. 2017/18 Grant Year The 2017/18 grant year will begin as normal on 1 August 2017 and will close on 31 March 2018 (four months…

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6 January 2017

Build UK to showcase new technology at the Summer Party

With the introduction and promotion of Smart technology remaining a key priority for our industry, Build UK is pleased to be showcasing the new Gencarda Card Management Solutions from our Technology Partner, Reference Point at Build UK's Summer Party. Reference…

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3 January 2017

Build UK and CITB Host Successful School Engagement Programme Workshop

Build UK and CITB hosted a workshop to discuss what would be required to develop a school engagement portal to promote existing construction careers programmes to schools and colleges. By presenting a consistent approach, the Build UK and CITB initiative…

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3 January 2017

CITB Extends Online Support Tool Pilot For Employees

CITB has extended a pilot to support employees with their English and maths skills. In February, CITB announced a pilot which would support apprentices to achieve their required learning in English and maths. That pilot has now been extended to…

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3 January 2017

CITB Announces Consultation Schedule for Future Levy Proposal

CITB has announced its consultation schedule further to issuing a proposed future levy option for industry. It has produced a range of material to highlight the proposed changes to employers, including: • a two minute video which explains the proposed…

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3 January 2017

CIOB Strengthens Build UK

Build UK and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are delighted to announce that CIOB is joining Build UK to become the first member from amongst the professional bodies. Build UK was created to provide a strong collective voice for…

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