News Archive

27 June 2019

The Redevelopment of the Construction Ambassador Programme – how should it be reinvigorated?

At the Build UK Skills Briefing, Jonathan Chivers (CITB) and Alice Cook (Build UK) discussed their plans for the redevelopment of the Construction Ambassador programme, aiming to enhance the existing programme to promote construction as a viable, attractive and rewarding…

Read More...

21 June 2019

Tax Guidance for Build UK Members – June 2019

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…

Read More...

21 June 2019

Build UK Moves Forward on Achieving Zero Retentions

Build UK has reached a major milestone on the roadmap to zero retentions by publishing new minimum standards for the use of cash retentions. By providing detailed drafting guidance for members to incorporate the minimum standards into both JCT and…

Read More...

20 June 2019

A fully qualified workforce

A fully qualified workforce was the big-ticket item from Graham Wren, Chief Executive of CSCS, at the Member Skills Briefing on 12 June. Graham updated Build UK members on the most recent changes to the CSCS to ensure that only…

Read More...

12 June 2019

CITB Construction Training Register and Directory starting to have a positive impact

CITB has been the first to admit it has not always been plain sailing with the Construction Training Register and Directory… Since the launch in April 2018, both the Directory and Register have struggled to serve their purpose as effectively…

Read More...

7 June 2019

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) and Environmental manuals include industry recognised health, safety and environmental policies and standards. This integrated approach aims to improve the knowledge…

Read More...

6 June 2019

CITB Chief Executive speaks at Build UK Forums

At the Build UK Forums in May, Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, highlighted the progress that had been made against Vision 2020, whilst also recognising there was more to be done. In 2017, 76% of industry voted to keep…

Read More...

6 June 2019

Government publishes new consultation on Building a Safer Future

The Government have published a new consultation on Building a Safer Future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system. The consultation is available here. Please respond to Louis Lyons with any comments and views by Friday 5 July,…

Read More...

3 June 2019

Build UK welcomes first Architectural firm to membership

Build UK is delighted to welcome Sheppard Robson as Build UK’s latest Professional Services member to join, and the first Architectural firm to become a Build UK member. Sheppard Robson is one of the UK’s most established architectural practices, with…

Read More...