News Archive

30 November 2017

Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee votes to increase interest rates

For the first time in over 10 years, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to increase interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%. Bank Rate is the official interest rate set by the MPC and influences other…

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28 November 2017

CLC Updates its Card Scheme Recommendations

Following the success of The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) 2015 decision and its adoption across the industry, the CLC has updated its recommendation on one industry logo. The recommendation, which has been adopted across the industry including in the Build UK…

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27 November 2017

Latest Guidance on Lifting Operations with Excavators Now Available

The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has released a new refreshed plant safety guidance document entitled ‘Lifting Operations With 180⁰ and 360⁰ Excavators.’ Taking into account the prolific use of excavators for lifting operations in…

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24 November 2017

CPA Releases New Safety Guidance for Operators of Forward Tipping Dumpers

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released new operational safety guidance entitled ‘Staying Safe When Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers’ which is principally aimed at operators for refresher training purposes. The publication has been released following a number of recent serious…

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23 November 2017

Build UK member BCSA reports on the structural steelwork consumption forecasts

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) reports that infrastructure is the bright spot in structural steelwork consumption forecasts. The consumption of constructional steelwork in the UK is expected to remain flat in 2017 at around 900,000 tonnes according to the…

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21 November 2017

Build UK member Scape Group has published its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework

Scape Group has published details of its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework, which is due to be re-procured in 2018. This second generation framework, which will deliver major civil engineering and infrastructure projects across the United Kingdom, will see…

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20 November 2017

Build UK supports CITB Reform Plan

Build UK supports the reform plan announced by CITB and believe that the plan, which confirmed CITB’s exit from delivering services which don’t fulfil its strategic purpose, will support the industry to meet major challenges including productivity, future skills and…

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15 November 2017

Build UK welcome outcome of ITB Review

Build UK has welcomed the outcome of the ITB Review which has been published by the Department of Education. Government Ministers have confirmed their support for the continuation of CITB and set out clear strategic actions which will benefit the…

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14 November 2017

B&CE gathers responses to consultation on occupational health framework

B&CE have been continuing to develop a new, simplified occupational health scheme that works for the construction industry. This summer, they consulted with the industry on the proposed framework, a three-year plan that clarifies the complex health and safety legislation…

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14 November 2017

B&CE gathers responses to consultation on occupational health framework

B&CE have been continuing to develop a new, simplified occupational health scheme that works for the construction industry.  This summer, they consulted with the industry on the proposed framework, a three-year plan that clarifies the complex health and safety legislation…

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7 November 2017

The RIFT Group – Credit where Credit’s due

Build UK partner The RIFT Group helps construction companies claim tax relief on money spent developing innovative products, services and processes. Build UK have partnered up with RIFT to work together to bring Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit to…

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7 November 2017

Tax Guidance for Build UK Members – July

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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7 November 2017

Ministers support reformed CITB

The Government has confirmed that they support CITB, subject to its current reform programme being implemented. Three Government Ministers have written to CITB Chairman James Wates CBE to inform him that they support CITB, subject to its current reform programme being…

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4 November 2017

Build UK and CITB Publish New Apprenticeship Levy Guide

Build UK and CITB have published comprehensive Apprenticeship funding guidance to assist employers in getting to grips with the new system. The Apprenticeship Funding Guide details the changes to the Government Apprenticeship Levy and how they affect employers. From Monday…

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