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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[...]

Highest new home registrations in 11 years, reports NHBC

UK builders registered more than 43,500 new homes during the third quarter of 2018, according to NHBC’s latest new home registration statistics – making it the highest quarter since 2007. 43,578 new homes were registered during the period July – September, an increase of 15% on the 37,940[...]

Government welcomes Homes England’s new 5 year strategic plan

Homes England Strategic Plan pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need. Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP welcomed Homes England Strategic Plan published today (30 October 2018) describing the vision as pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need.[...]

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[...]

Dewalt’s positive commitment to UK manufacturing

At a time when many want to see the UK’s strong manufacturing heritage revitalised, DeWalt is investing in plant and people at its Hellaby manufacturing and assembly plant in South Yorkshire. As part of its ongoing ‘Make Where We Sell’ campaign, DeWalt has selected the location as the lead[...]

McAvoy announces expansion into offsite housing – FROM FOUNDATIONS TO OCCUPATION IN JUST 7 DAYS

The Dungannon-based McAvoy Group, the leading offsite construction specialist in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new modular solution for all housing tenures – affordable homes, market sale, buildto-rent, student[...]

Funding released to make social sector homes safe

12 councils and 31 housing associations will receive funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 159 buildings. £248 million has been released to social sector landlords to fund the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite[...]


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