News Archive

30 June 2017

Summer shines on Build UK Party

Build UK held its Summer Party on Thursday 29 June at the Natural History Museum to celebrate a successful year of delivering change across the industry. The party was attended by nearly 200 industry guests including Build UK members and…

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27 June 2017

Construction News Awards countdown – two weeks to go!

There is now only two weeks until the winners are revealed at the Construction News Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, and there are still ways to get involved. The finalists, many of whom are Build UK members, have gone…

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22 June 2017

Migration and the construction industry

A CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) report into migration in the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers. The GB-wide research by CITB, IFF Research and the Institute of Employment Research at Warwick University, brings…

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22 June 2017

CSCS Outlines Trailblazer Policy

CSCS has set out its policy for accepting the Government's Apprenticeship Trailblazer Standards, as a route to obtaining the relevant skilled worker card. The CSCS policy has been developed in line with the changing apprenticeship system in England. The employer-led…

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21 June 2017

Industry should re-think their policies behind CSCS cards for non-construction workers

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is challenging the industry to stop turning away non-construction related workers without CSCS cards. The majority of people are familiar with the role CSCS cards perform in improving standards and safety on construction sites.…

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20 June 2017

Build UK partners with SimpleTax

Build UK and SimpleTax are working together in leading the way to ensure a smooth digital transition to self-assessment in the construction industry. SimpleTax is a Cloud based software that calculates your tax as you go, and is designed to…

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20 June 2017

Build UK announces dates for Open Doors 2018

Build UK is delighted to announce the dates for Open Doors 2018, which is set to be another great week showcasing all our industry has to offer. The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 19 – Saturday 24…

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11 June 2017

The Digital Self-Assessment tax deadline is approaching

The self-assessment tax deadline for the year 2016-17 for paper returns was 31 October 2017. However you can still complete your return online before the deadline of 31 January 2018. Build UK partner, Go Simple have given their top tips…

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9 June 2017

RIFT Group helps Baxall Construction Limited

RIFT Group has helped Baxall Construction with their research and development (R&D) tax relief resulting in two successful claims. In 2014 and 2015, Baxall Construction worked on three projects which all had sector issues or problems to overcome. The issues…

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4 June 2017

National Minimum Wage and Parental Pay Rates Increase

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and apprenticeship rates have increased as part of changes to the rates and thresholds for employers. The compulsory National Living Wage (NLW), which covers workers who are 25 and over, has increased from £7.20 an…

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1 June 2017

Tax Guidance for Build UK Members – January

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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