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02/04/14 - Calling all EFIA members!!

The B/201 committee responsible for the fencing standards BS1722, after laying dormant for a couple of years, was revived and held its first meeting under the Chair of Ian Ripley last week.  more info

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 - 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

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

15/01/14 - Council Pledges To Spend Millions Repairing Roads

Millions of pounds are set to be spent on repairing roads damaged by the Christmas floods as part of Surrey County Council's ongoing response to the recent severe weather.  more info

15/01/14 - New Fund Launches To Support SMEs Working In Construction

A new £250,000 fund to support small and medium sized businesses working in the construction sector across Wales was announced by Economy Minister Edwina Hart.  more info

13/12/13 - Call For Chancellor To Reduce VAT On Renovation And Repair Work

The Chancellor must prioritise investment in Britain's ageing housing stock by reducing VAT on renovation and repair work and investing public money in improving the homes of the fuel poor in order to secure the economic recovery and protect households from rising energy bills, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in a submission ahead of   more info

13/12/13 - Building Plans Announced For Middlesborough

An opportunity to create accommodation at the heart of Middlesborough's Middlehaven regeneration area has been unveiled.  more info

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