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15 May 2020

Open Doors 2020 Review

Build UK has produced a video report of this year’s Open Doors, which took place as a virtual experience in March 2020 due to coronavirus. ‘Open Doors Goes Digital’ saw Build UK members share a variety of online resources, from ISG’s virtual tour…

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Learning in Lockdown

12 May 2020

Learning in Lockdown

Build UK client member Scape Group has created 'Learning in Lockdown', a week-long remote work experience programme for students aged 14-15, with the aim of helping young people out of work to gain experience during lockdown. 300 schools and over…

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5 May 2020

Accommodation for the Construction Industry

Build UK has teamed up with trade body UK Hospitality to re-purpose the Open Doors website and create a listing of accommodation providers and locations for construction workers working away from home across the UK and Ireland. Bookings are made…

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17 April 2020

Training Whilst Furloughed

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme allows employers to claim for 80% of furloughed employees’ usual monthly wages, up to £2,500 a month, plus their associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions. Furloughed employees cannot undertake…

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Cards

16 April 2020

Changes to Card Schemes and Card Scheme Tests

The coronavirus crisis has created the need for a temporary change to card schemes and card scheme testing. Card applicants have been unable to apply for or renew their cards as all Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) test centres have…

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Good Work Plan

9 April 2020

The Good Work Plan: Changes to Employment Law

6 April saw an extensive programme of employment law reforms come into force. Known as the Good Work Plan, the changes affect almost every business in the UK and are particularly important for the construction sector due to the number…

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