Build, Build, Build

PM Boris Johnson has announced the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War, making it easier to build better homes where people want to live. New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in our town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from More Info »

Mates in Mind rolls out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during COVID-19 pandemic

Mates in Mind are rolling out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during the global pandemic, with the support of Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer. In light of the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, it is expected that workplace mental health issues, already a pervasive challenge, will More Info »

Are you a proper plumber? WaterSafe launches films to recruit qualified plumbers in Wales and Northern Ireland

WaterSafe has launched a film featuring its plumbing members, water companies and customers to recruit more qualified professionals to its register. With versions aimed at plumbers in Wales and Northern Ireland, the film sees WaterSafe members asking: Are you a proper plumber? It has been released to encourage qualified plumbers to sign up to the UK approval register More Info »

Two British energy firms trial heat-as-a-service with an eye towards zero carbon

Baxi Heating UK trial ‘mobile phone-style’ bundles combining heating system and energy bills for a fixed monthly price Bristol Energy trial selling both fixed price and PAYG heat-as-a-service   In an industry first, two British companies have successfully trialled selling ‘heat-as-as-service’, in a move that experts believe will pave the way for the low carbon retrofit revolution. More Info »

VELUX to unveil new products at first ever installer conference

Free training to help installers upskill and succeedin the digital economy to be offered Leading roof window manufacturer,VELUX®, is inviting tradespeople to attend their first ever Installer Conference in London on 13 November.The event will give industry professionals, business partners and their apprentices an exclusive first-look at an exciting new range of productsby VELUX, who More Info »

Mates in Mind highlights mental health statistics as a stark warning to employers of the cost to workers and businesses if workplace mental health is not properly understood.

Following the release of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual figures for Great Britain, the Managing Director of Mates in Mind urges employers to ensure that they are investing in their people rather than paying lip service to addressing mental health. This comes as the HSE reports the number of cases of work-related stress, More Info »

Aspire Achieve Advance 3aaa apprenticeship training provider termination of contracts

We have issued notices to terminate contracts with 3aaa. Since the closure of 3aaa, we have established a taskforce to implement alternative arrangements for apprentices and their employers. We are working to ensure that every apprentice is transferred to another provider to complete their apprenticeship. Employers Employers who pay the levy can make their own More Info »

Policy Exchange: housing speech Speech by the Secretary of State the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.

Introduction Thank you, Dean, for that kind introduction. It’s great to be back at Policy Exchange – my first time as Housing Secretary. I welcome this first opportunity to provide a sense of some of my priorities and the agenda before me in my new role. Having previously covered the Immigration and Northern Ireland briefs, More Info »