News

24 April 2019

Trade associations meet to discuss training delivery issues

Build UK's trade association members met on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) to discuss the challenges of delivering specialist training and to propose solutions for contractors. Discussions explored the specific challenges for…

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16 April 2019

Changes to the Health, Safety and Environment Test

The Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test for the construction industry is being updated on 26 June 2019. The HS&E test helps to raise the health, safety and environment standards for those working in the construction industry – giving assurance…

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15 April 2019

Tax Guidance for Build UK Members – April 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…

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12 April 2019

Brexit: Deal or No Deal?

On Thursday 11 April an agreement was reached between the UK and the European Council on a further extension to the Article 50 negotiating period until 31 October 2019. The key elements of this are: The extension should run for…

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10 April 2019

Construction Takes Major Step towards Improved Efficiency with Launch of First Phase of New Pre-Qualification System

Build UK and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) have announced the launch of the first phase of a new pre-qualification (PQ) system designed to reduce inefficiencies that are costing the construction industry up to £1 billion a year. The…

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5 April 2019

Simplifying Drug Testing for Construction Firms

Intelligent Fingerprinting showcased their revolutionary drug testing system for the construction sector at Build UK: A Smart Future, incorporating the AGM last year. Darren Hamshaw from Intelligent Fingerprinting has looked at how the construction market is reacting to fingerprint-based drug screening. "According to the latest…

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