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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[...]

£2 billion of new investment opportunities launched across the UK

Thousands of new homes and jobs across the UK will be created thanks to a portfolio of 7 new investment opportunities being promoted by the government. A 12,500 seat stadium to be built in Gateshead is one of the 7 investment projects being New £2 billion property investment portfolio launched,[...]

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) launches new course in construction quality management

The CIOB Academy is launching a brand new course focussed on managing and delivering quality in construction. This follows months of work by a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Commission of Past Presidents into the issue of build quality, and what practical steps can be taken to support[...]

GCSE Construction Book helps pupils build for the future

CITB NI has launched a newly revised textbook to support the delivery of GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment qualification and is providing 25 complimentary copies to each of the 47 schools that teaches the subject. GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment provides students with a[...]


Free Trade & DIY show in Farnborough until 1st October A whole host of industry specialists and celebrity guests, including well-loved EFL Footballers, Paul Merson and John Barnes, joined Screwfix CEO, John Mewett and the team to welcome the first of many visitors to the highly anticipated[...]


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