News September - 2011

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18/09/11 - EFIA New Benefits & Services Revealed

In conjunction with the launch of their new Website www.efia.co.uk, EFIA are pleased to announce their new range of benefits for their Full and Entry-Level members: Full Member Benefits CHAS: free bi-annual re/assessment, including entry onto CHAS Database and subsequent acceptance onto all other SSiP Partner Safety Schemes (e.  more info

18/09/11 - Double Dutch or Triple A (AAA)?

EFIA Accounts and Financial Services Partner ASC comments: Double Dutch is certainly right! Dipping in and out of recession since 2008 - not a lot comes as a surprise anymore - but what is happening to the global economy is certainly Double Dutch.  more info

18/09/11 - Crackdown On CIS Penalties

Penalties for late or non-filing of a contractor's monthly return within the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are changing next month.  more info

18/09/11 - Fabrication and Fencing Sales Estimator

We are a well established and expanding metal fabrication company which requires an Estimator, either with experience, or a skilled metal worker who has the desire, skills, is able to read technical drawings, can undertake a site survey and measure and produce a quotation for a variety of clients, including local authorities and commercial   more info

18/09/11 - One In Six SME Construction Firms In Debt

Latest research from Baker Tilly and Company Watch focused on Construction SMEs with an annual turnover of £5 million – £25 million shows that over a quarter of companies in this sector have been hit by a 20% or greater downturn in sales, according to their latest filed accounts.  more info

18/09/11 - Hand Arm Vibration Testing - Avoiding Injury In The Workplace

People who work with vibrating tools for example impact wrenches, jackhammers and the like risk injury to their hands.  more info

18/09/11 - Lantra Invites Industry Participation

Lantra are carrying out some research on the potential demand for additional Higher Apprenticeship frameworks in the land-based and environmental sector within England and Wales.  more info

05/09/11 - Board vote fails to quell CSCS row

The ConstructionSkills Certification Scheme has been thrown into disarray following the failed ousting of chairman Trevor Walker.  more info

05/09/11 - Browns in Administration

A 150 year old North West builder has been placed in administration with the loss of 18 jobs. Browns Construction Group had been struggling to collect fees for jobs in an already difficult market, said administrator Paul Stanley, from Begbies Traynor.  more info

01/09/11 - Subscriptions To PQQ Service Increases

Constructionline has announced that its supplier database has grown 10 per cent in the last year. The figures show that over 2,000 new contractors have joined the service in the past 12 months as increasing numbers of businesses look to streamline their procurement practices.  more info