Government presents infrastructure bill to Parliament

posted 22.10.2012

The Government has presented a new Infrastructure Bill to parliament; the proposed legislation will focus on business investment, new infrastructure and the creation of more jobs. The proposal includes; The introduction of 'employee-owner' status for companies to offer, which will allow workers to hold a financial stake in the firm’s growth and success through shares that will be tax free. P...

Category: in the news, industry, legislation

European Leaders call for VAT on construction

posted 13.06.2012

European Leaders are calling for a cut in VAT for construction work within the refurbishment sector and to make old buildings more energy efficient. The news will please many trade bodies as they have been long fighting for a cut of VAT from 20% to 5% to help stimulate growth with the construction industry. The European Construction Industry Federation FIEC met this week and has VAT cuts at th...

Category: industry, legislation, Paul Jones

RSK Legal Update

posted 09.02.2012

  WAG Guidance on applying the Waste Hierarchy (Jan 2012) The Welsh Assembly have released guidance on applying the waste hierarchy. This includes guidance on what is considered to be the best environmental option for a number of material types. The guidance also outlines the key requirements of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. The guidance can be found at this link. http://...

Category: industry, legislation, RSK Legal Update

Interserve staff congratulated by Chief Executive

posted 12.08.2011

Interserve chief executive Adrian Ringrose has heaped praise onto his workforce for the way they have responded to city-centre rioting this week and helped customers back into business. Interserve provides support services to a number of business?s many of which have been the victim of vandalism and looting. Customers include Ladbrokes, William Hill, Boots, Sainsbury's, HSBC and Argos as well a...

Category: in the news, legislation, Paul Jones

Trash to Cash - as easy as it sounds?

posted 22.06.2011

As I gear up for the highlight of my week, BBC's The Apprentice? (yes I am that sad) I have been thinking back to Week 6 and the waste removal task which recipro blogged about here previously. In week 6 the two teams had to operate a waste removal service to collect and sort waste and then either sell or dispose of appropriately. The two teams both made what sounded like reasonable profits in the...

Category: environment, general, in the news, legislation, media, Mike Close

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