News Archive

21 December 2017

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into full force in March 2018

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament which creates a Lobbying Register and introduces new duties to register lobbying activity. On Monday 12 March 2018, the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 will fully come into force. On that…

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21 December 2017

CITB have made changes to the Site Safety Plus courses for 2018

CITB have made changes to the Site Safety Plus (SSP) courses and supporting publications for 2018. These revisions only relate to the below courses currently. The remaining Site Safety Plus courses will be reviewed in turn from early 2018. All…

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20 December 2017

Build UK members contribute to latest updates to Construction H&S and Environmental Manuals

Build UK is continuing its work with Construction Industry Publications (CIP) to ensure the Construction Health & Safety (H&S) manual includes industry recognised health and safety policies and standards. This integrated approach aims to improve the knowledge and practices of…

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18 December 2017

Build UK partner SimpleTax has given some top tips for Build UK members

SimpleTax has provided some top tips in the run up to Christmas to help Build UK members get ahead of the game before the self-assessment tax deadline of 31 January 2018. 1. Register for a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) by the…

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November 2017

Build UK held member briefing to update members on the work streams of the Industry Response Group and on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

13 December 2017

August 2017

Build UK held member briefings to gather member views on the capacity and capability within the industry to carry out required works on buildings identified as at risk

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13 December 2017

September 2017

Consolidated advice for building owners published following the completion of large scale testing of cladding systems

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13 December 2017

July 2017

Industry Response Group established

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13 December 2017

October 2017

Government published updated guidance following Build UK representation.

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13 December 2017

May 2017

Build UK held member briefing to discuss challenges for construction

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13 December 2017

January 2018

Build UK responded to Government consultation

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13 December 2017

November 2017

Build UK held two Member Briefings and published summary of discussions

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13 December 2017

October 2017

Payment Group supported roadmap to zero retention.

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13 December 2017

October 2017

Government published consultation on the use of retention with proposal to create a retention deposit scheme.

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13 December 2017

July 2017

Retentions Working Group signed off roadmap to zero retention

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12 December 2017

July 2017

Retentions Working Group signed off roadmap to zero retention.

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12 December 2017

April 2017

Build UK formed Retentions Working Group which agreed to develop roadmap to zero retention.

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12 December 2017

Construction Industry Brexit Manifesto

Build UK is supporting the Construction Industry Brexit Manifesto, along with Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Construction Products Association (CPA), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Home Builders Federation (HBF) and National Federation of Builders (NFB).

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11 December 2017

Tax Guidance for Build UK members – December 2017

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 December 2017

B&CE opens online occupational health consultation

Build UK partner, B&CE are working to improve the health of construction workers by enabling workers to own and manage their health records for the first time. B&CE, the not-for-profit construction industry owned pensions and benefits provider, has held a…

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6 December 2017

Build UK member Mace launch insight paper on Social Value

In the summer of 2017, Build UK member Mace launched its Insight’s Paper ‘Social Value: Underpinning our future legacy’. The paper makes the case, and a number of recommendations, for a more consistent and ingrained approach to incorporating social value…

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4 December 2017

CITB launches new Training Initiatives

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is increasing the standardisation and transferability of training in the construction industry and is launching a Construction Training Directory to support this. The Construction Training Directory is a searchable online directory of construction-related training courses, tests…

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4 December 2017

Changes to the Health, Safety and Environment Test

From January 2018, there will be a number of changes to the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. An outline of the key changes to the test are listed below: In January 2018 • the questions will not change and…

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4 December 2017

The Immigration Skills Charge

As of April 2017, businesses may be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge in cases where workers are sponsored from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Home Office guidance, which has been published for organisations who want to apply…

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1 December 2017

Are you Business Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and it will be a significant shake up of the existing data legislation. There will be wide reaching effects on all organisations that collect, manage, process…

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