Coronavirus Guidance

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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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1 April 2020

Expansion of CITB Skills and Training Fund

CITB has expanded its Skills and Training Fund to include both small and medium businesses from Wednesday 1 April.  The fund was previously only open to small businesses, with up to 99 employees and has now been expanded to include…

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30 March 2020

Apprenticeships – Response to Coronavirus

Both CITB and Government have set out the measures which they have put in place to support employers to maintain their apprenticeships in the light of coronavirus (COVID-19): CITB CITB is paying apprenticeship attendance grants in advance, for second and…

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25 March 2020

Apprenticeship Levy – Response to Coronavirus

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published guidance on the apprenticeship levy in the light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance provides information on: Applying the policy on breaks in apprentice learning. Delays to end-point assessment (EPA). Alternative arrangements…

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