News Archive

31 July 2018

Build UK Benchmarks Members on Payment Performance

Build UK has published information on the payment performance of its Contractor members using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance. Identified as a specific action within the recently published Construction Sector Deal, Build UK…

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30 July 2018

Redevelopment of the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

At the end of 2017, CITB outlined a number changes to the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. Since then, CITB has carried out a review of existing questions, introduced new question styles and updated all revision materials. Support required…

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23 July 2018

Tax Guidance for Build UK Members – July 2018

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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13 July 2018

Construction News Awards 2018 – winners announced!

Build UK is thrilled to have partnered with the Construction News Awards 2018 which were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, and even more delighted that so many Build UK members were nominated and won awards! The…

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11 July 2018

Construction Companies Look To Increase Workforce Despite Cautious Expectations of a Weakening in Output

Results of the first Build UK State of Trade survey for 2018 show that contractors have become more cautious over their prospects. In the short term a modest recovery in workload was anticipated during the second quarter after a first…

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10 July 2018

CSCS announce price rise for cards

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1 September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS. The last price increase occurred…

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9 July 2018

Open Doors 2019

Open Doors 2019 will be running from Monday 18 - Saturday 23 March 2019.  To register your interest in Open Doors 2019 visit the Open Doors website, where you can also view the new video featuring highlights from Open Doors…

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5 July 2018

Build UK’s statement on the Construction Sector Deal

Chief Executive of Build UK, which represents the UK construction industry, Suzannah Nichol MBE, welcomed the publication of the Construction Sector Deal saying: “Construction is almost 10% of the UK economy, driving productivity while shaping our day to day lives…

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3 July 2018

CITB review National Occupation Standards

CITB is currently reviewing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Construction Site Supervision and Construction Site Management. It is looking for representatives particularly in the following sectors to participate in the review: Building and Civil Engineering Highways and Maintenance Repair…

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3 July 2018

New funding schemes to help tackle skills shortage

The skills shortage is a major task for the construction industry. Build UK is pleased that the Mayor of London and government has acknowledged this with two different funding schemes, and would encourage members to use these as much as…

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