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17/04/12 - NFB Welcomes Lower Construction Levy For Small Businesses

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has welcomed the changes approved by Parliament to the CITB-ConstructionSkills’ Levy Order.  more info

17/04/12 - HMRC Slammed For National Tax Scandal

Annual tax refunds could be going unclaimed by workers in the UK construction industry, according to figures released today, reports prweb.  more info

17/04/12 - British Economy Even Weaker Than Expected At The End Of Last Year

Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that Britain's economy was even weaker than expected at the end of last year, underlining the country's struggle to avoid another recession.  more info

17/04/12 - 20% Of UK Construction Sites Fail Safety Checks

Nearly one in five construction sites failed safety checks during a national initiative to improve construction site safety - a slight improvement on previous years.  more info

29/03/12 - New Date For H&S Cost Recovery Scheme

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention, is going ahead but will now not start in April 2012.  more info

29/03/12 - How To Avoid Bad Builders And Bad Customers

Let's face it; there are good and bad builders and customers alike. Yet everyone can protect themselves from the disreputable ones by using the JCT Home Owner contract for peace of mind and legal protection.  more info

29/03/12 - Firms Fined After Worker Falls

Two Nottingham companies have been fined after a worker fell more than nine metres, injuring his back.  more info

29/03/12 - Construction Project Starts Increase 17%

Residential and civil engineering construction projects starting on site increased in the three months to February to boost the underlying year on year value of total construction project starts by 17%, according to the latest data from construction industry analyst Glenigan.  more info

29/03/12 - Fire Safety Law And Guidance Documents For Business

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.  more info

29/03/12 - UKCG Launches Revised H&S Training

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has launched a revised Health and Safety training standard that focuses on the level of health and safety training required by those who direct, manage, supervise or undertake construction related activities on UKCG sites.  more info

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