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02/04/14 - Budget Update

Income tax: personal allowance in 2015-2016 People will have a tax free income up to £10,500 from April 2015.  more info

02/04/14 - The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) clarifies CE marking for timber products

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) clarifies CE marking for timber products: Compliance with the forthcoming Construction Products Regulation (CPR), including CE marking, has become mandatory on certain wood and wood-based construction products in the UK since July 2013.  more info

02/04/14 - The National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) Fair Payment Campaign

The National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) Fair Payment Campaign The Fair Payment Campaign was launched by the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) to improve payment practices in the construction industry.  more info

02/04/14 - Beware of Hard Hat Infection..

Hard Hat Infection? The use of hard hats has undoubtedly saved hundreds of lives in recent years. However, it was recently reported that an employee of a major contractor developed a severe skin infection on his head, called cellulitis.  more info

02/04/14 - Withdrawal of Certificates of Commitment

CSCS is no longer issuing Certificates of Commitment with immediate effect. Certificates were introduced in the early days of the scheme aimed at companies which had high numbers of their workforce holding CSCS cards.  more info

02/04/14 - Join us on Twitter!

Our Alison maintains EFIA’s presence in the public domain of the online chattering classes, and as a result EFIA’s Twitter followers continue to grow month on month.  more info

02/04/14 - Congratulations to those EFIA members who have passed the CHAS Assessment

Well done to the following EFIA Members who have taken advantage of our free CHAS assessment service, all of whom passed with flying colours:  more info

12/02/14 - Job Vacancy: Estimator

JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: EstimatorSALARY: NegotiableLOCATION: Bardon Hill, Leicestershire RESPONSIBLE TO: Directors JOB PURPOSE:To perform the role of Company Estimator as detailed below in key responsibilities.  more info

27/01/14 - ACAS Guidelines on Outdoor Working in Bad Weather

Outdoor Working in Bad Weather   Following a recent member query about outdoor working in wet and cold conditions we have spoken to ACAS and done some further research on their website (www.  more info

27/01/14 - MEPS Predicts World Steel Prices to rise over the next three years

MEPS Predicts World Steel Prices to rise over the next three years: 2013 is expected to have been the low point in the latest steel price cycle.  more info

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