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NFRC announces UK Roofing Awards shortlist

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  Experienced site workers to lose Grandfather Rights to skills cards.

More than 60,000 experienced construction workers will no longer be able to renew their skills cards under the “Grandfather Rights” system. The CSCS has confirmed it will be phasing out the Grandfather Rights scheme from 2020 and abolishing it...

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  Brexit gridlock could cripple construction, says NFB.

The National Federation of Builders has warned that leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement could potentially cripple the construction industry. It has suggested that leaving the EU without well-defined transitional arrangements will leave the construction industry worse off than...

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  Apprenticeship levy is making skills shortage worse, says FMB.

The Federation of Master Builders has issued a statement suggesting that the Apprenticeship Levy is exacerbating the construction skills shortage and must be reformed urgently. This comes after the latest statistics published by the Department for Education showed that the number of new...

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  27 years in jail for forgery gang member.

A fifth member of a forgery gang responsible for making and supplying false identity documents including CSCS cards has been jailed for six years. Ukrainian national Oleksandr Sukhoviy, 39, was arrested in October 2018 following an investigation into what was dubbed an ‘industrial scale’ forgery...

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  Construction Plant Operative Trailblazer Feedback Sought.

An industry-led working group is developing a trailblazer apprenticeship at Level 2 for the occupation of Construction Plant Operative and is seeking feedback from employers. The working group has already developed the duties for the occupation, along with the outline of the requisite knowledge, skills and behaviours that form...

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  CITB announces increase in employer funding for construction apprenticeships.

The Construction Industry Training Board has announced a boost in funding to help employers take on construction apprentices. From April, CITB’s attendance grants to employers will increase to £2,500 per year, while achievement grants will rise to £3,500 for companies whose apprentice...

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  Free Access Guide - Download your copy now!

We're always expanding our fleet here at Facelift, so to make sure you've got the lowdown on the latest kit that is available make sure you download your copy of our comprehensive Facelift Access Guide. The guide, available online or printed, is a quick reference to all the access equipment, products and services we're able to provide.

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  IAPAS 2019 winners celebrated in Dubai.

Dubai played host to the crème-de-la-crème of the powered access industry last month, when almost 350 industry professionals gathered to honour the winners of this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered...

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  Facelift flashback: March 2013 - Facelift TEAms up to give Earl Grey a new look in Newcastle.

This time six years ago, we were commissioned by Newcastle Citizen’s Advice Bureau for a very unusual task: dressing up the city centre’s Earl Grey monument in a 40ft scarf. The organisation wanted to dress Earl Grey up in the 40 ft. knitted scarf to help publicise their work providing free and...

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Yorkshire company fined over £1.8m after two workers injured in fall from height

Repair and maintenance company fined after worker falls from height while repairing leaky roof

Company fined after worker suffers multiple injuries in fall from height
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