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The CBI has responded to a speech by Theresa May setting out a timetable for her departure as UK Prime Minister. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “The Prime Minister could not have worked harder to deliver a Brexit deal that protects the economy. She leaves office with the respect[...]

Global Game-Changing Invention, HERU, to go to Technical Trials

March 5th 2019 – A revolutionary UK energy solution, which heats your hot water with everything from nappies to plastics, Pringles container and  coffee cups to food, has gone out to trial this March. Hailed by the BBC as potentially ‘The Next Dyson’, the HERU takes household items,[...]

5 office fit-out firms to pay £7 million fine for breaking competition law

Five companies – Fourfront, Loop, Coriolis, ThirdWay and Oakley – have agreed to pay fines totalling over £7 million after admitting being involved in cartel behaviour. Following a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation, each company has admitted to breaking competition[...]

More than 12,500 new homes registered in January, reports NHBC

The UK’s housebuilders and developers registered 12,677 new homes at the start of the year – an increase of 9% compared to January 2018. 8,931 were registered in the private sector (9,214 in 2018), with 3,746 in the affordable sector (2,469 in 2018). For the rolling quarter, between November[...]

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit

What all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU and EEA when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. Requirements for all UK drivers when driving abroad from 29 March 2019 From 28 March 2019, drivers from the UK may need a different international driving permit (IDP) to drive[...]

New guide on energy storage launched for UK house builders

Recent advances in household-scale battery systems are making them an ever more attractive option for new home buyers, and there’s an expectation that they could become commonplace as part of a home’s electrical infrastructure in the near future. A new guide from the NHBC Foundation now aims to[...]

New system launched to maintain environmental standards on harmful gases in No Deal Brexit scenario

New system launched today to maintain EU restrictions on F gases and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) in the event of a No Deal Brexit. A selection of pre-packaged foods in a refrigerator The government has launched a new system to ensure the UK maintains current restrictions on the use of[...]

Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders to invest in a joined-up approach to mental health conversations at work

Encouraged by growing industry support for prioritising mental health in the workplace, Mates in Mind renews its call to industry leaders to take a joined-up approach to addressing mental health. This approach will ensure that managers are properly equipped and confident to support conversations[...]

No deal Brexit advice: Changes for timber importers and exporters

Advice on preparing for checks on timber as part of contingency planning Timber importers and exporters are being asked to consider requirements for their businesses in the event of a no deal Brexit. Delivering a deal with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed.[...]

Policy paper Future skills-based immigration system: executive summary Updated 19 December 2018

Overview As the UK leaves the European Union (EU) and we bring free movement to an end, different rules to the current ones must apply to migration here by EU citizens. We will take full control of migration by bringing all of it under UK law and institute a new border and immigration system, to


Missing People charity links up with The IPG to use its network of over 200 local independent businesses to help bring missing children home UK, (December 2018): London-based Plumb Inn Ltd have joined the vital search for missing children across the UK as part of a partnership between The IPG and[...]

Willmott Dixon infographic highlights mental wellbeing message at Christmas

Christmas is the best of times and the worst of times. For those already suffering with stress, depression and other mental health issues, their existing burden can be compounded by feelings of guilt. As part of its on-going #AllSafeMinds campaign, Willmott Dixon has released a new infographic[...]

Christmas bonus for millions of workers

Workers can claim a rebate on their expenses and get and an early present from HMRC. Millions of employees in the service industry could collect an early Christmas present from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Workers, including nurses, hairdressers, construction workers and people working in retail[...]

20K cash prize to help Gloucester-based plumber get back on the tools

Braden Hockley, a Gloucester-based plumber, has been announced as the winner of a long-running competition by JG Speedfit. Braden, who has spent 13 years as a qualified plumber, was picked from over tens of thousands of entrants of the “20 Grand in Your Hand” competition run by JG Speedfit. He[...]

Energy upgrades for coldest privately rented homes to save billpayers £180 a year

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures. Landlords to be required to install energy efficiency measures in homes with the lowest energy performance ratings upgrades[...]


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