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Latest issue: December 2019

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Next government must reverse decline in construction skills says FMB...

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Construction worker  
  Cut the VAT on maintenance and improvement works to people's homes...

VAT cut on home improvements could generate £15bn in new taxes, create 95,000 jobs and unlock £1bn green revolution. A coalition of business groups and organisations from across the property and construction sectors have joined forces to...

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Cut the VAT  
  Shortlisted for Construction news awards 2020

AFI Uplift has been selected as a finalist in the Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year category of the 2020 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors from across the UK. AFI will now attend face-to-face...

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CN 2020 specialists awards finalist
 
  Xmas training - Win £100 voucher

Book any Facelift Training course between the 1st and 22nd December to be put into a prize draw to win a £100 Love to shop voucher just in time for Christmas...

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Facelift £100 training offer
 
  Trainees shine at the 2019 SkillBuild final

Nearly 80 construction trainees were in the spotlight last week for the Construction Industry Training Board’s 2019 SkillBuild final, held at the NEC in Birmingham. SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade competition in the UK, showcases the talent...

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Bricklaying winners at Skill Build
 
  HSE's Twelve myths of Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year. Even so, it doesn't stop health and safety being - wrongly - cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead. Not only does this needlessly ruin the festive spirit but it also trivialises the true purpose of health and safety: protecting people from real...

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12 myths of Christmas
 
  Staying on top of window maintenance

One of our Bronto 52 XDTJ's has been carrying out window repairs in Brighton. Ben Cross - Facelift Sales Manager - described the task "... at that particular elevation, the building catches the prevailing wind and is therefore subject to some pretty fierce weather. At this time of year...

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Window maintenance from cherry picker  
  A sector hanging in the air

Since the start of 2018 the construction industry has been rocked by problems at main contractors. Last year's index found specialist contractors holding up well amid the turmoil, finance editor David Price reveals how they have fared 12 months on. As a snapshot of the period from the start of 2018 to...

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Bar chart showing specialist contractor work dropping  
  Facilities Management and the challenges of managing Health and Safety compliance

The main framework of Health and Safety legislation has remained the same for 45 years in the form of The Health and Safety at Work Act etc, however, business has been far less static. As the work we undertake in the name of FM becomes...

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Construction worker wearing protective equipment  
  Facelift flashback - Christmas lights, camera, action: Facelift featured in Ridley Scott Associates' film

We’re always ready for our close up here at Facelift, so we were delighted to be asked if we would like to feature in Sainsbury’s new Christmas advert – ‘Christmas in a Day’ – which was created by eminent director Ridley Scott’s film company...

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Christmas in a day  
  Employer sentenced after painter sustains serious injuries falling from height

A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height. Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 7 August 2018, an employee of Ian...

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