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  The Home Office launches an Employer Toolkit to support EU Workers

Businesses reliant on workers from the EU will be pleased to learn that the Home Office has developed an employer toolkit to help equip employers with the right tools and information to support their EU workers to stay in the country...

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  CITB release statement on CPCS scheme

The Construction Industry Training Board has released a statement regarding the changes to its Construction Plant Competence Scheme cards. As part of the Vision 2020 programme of reform, CITB is divesting its cards schemes to other...

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  New Plant Operator Apprenticeship under development

The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved plans to develop an apprenticeship scheme for Construction Plant Operatives. The industry-led group who made the submission are now preparing to develop the relevant standards...

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  Drop in EU migrant workers sounds alarm bell for UK construction

The Federation of Master Builders has said that the recent drop in EU net migration should sound alarm bells for the construction industry, saying that the fact that EU net migration is at its lowest level since 2012 is "deeply worrying"...

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  Have your say on the future of apprenticeship grants

The CITB is inviting the industry to have their say on the future of apprenticeship grants. In April, the CITB announced that it was reforming and simplifying many of the processes around its grants scheme, including...

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  Facelift flashback: Facelift assists with Fourth Plinth Cockerel Sculpture

This time five years ago we were tasked with the sort of job that you certainly don’t see very often… installing a 4.7 metre blue cockerel on a plinth in Trafalgar Square. To complete the job, we used a Nifty Heightrider 17 4X4 lifting platform...

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Blue cockerel sculpture on plinth
 
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Manufacturer fined after workers exposed to asbestos

North Yorkshire company fined after contractor falls from height

Cheese company fined after employee fell through fragile roof
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