Government launches Help to Buy scheme

posted 08.10.2013

Today marks that launch of the Governments second phase of the Help to Buy scheme, worth an estimated £12bn. The launch comes three months ahead of originally planned as a method to stimulate house building by encouraging thousands to buy a home of their own. A number of high street lenders will be offering the Help to Buy mortgages including Virgin Money, NatWest, Bank of Scotland, RBS and Hal...

Category: industry, Mike Close

Community Repaint Wirral Milestone

posted 02.10.2013

We are delighted to announce that since taking on the Community Repaint we have now supplied paint to over 100 individuals and community groups, all in our first two months. If you have not yet visited us at Community RePaint Wirral then make sure you pop down soon and join the people already saving money on their paint projects. Remember we have a massive selection of paint available in different...

Category: general, Mike Close, Our News, Third Sector, Third Sector

Yep its real… the Great British Weld Off

posted 30.09.2013

There has been much talk in the construction industry of an impending skills shortage and the work that is being done to encourage the next generation of construction workers into the sector. However one organisation is looking to showcase existing talent as well as encourage new careers in the industry with the ever so slightly plagiarised Great British Weld-Off. If you had not worked it out, it ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

Labour pledge to scrap green deal

posted 27.09.2013

As we continue to follow the Labour 2013 Conference in Brighton the latest interesting news for the construction industry comes with Ed Milliband?s pledge to scrap the green deal. The green deal aims to retrofit millions of Britain?s homes by offering the installation of green technologies with no up front cost, paying the costs back through future energy bills. However the initative has not been...

Category: in the news, legislation, Mike Close

Allegations made over construction conditions in Qatar

posted 27.09.2013

Despite being nearly 9 years away the Qatar 2022 World Cup has again been in the news. The controversial choice of host for the tournament has been criticised following a report by the Guardian looking into working conditions on construction schemes in the country. The investigation has alleged that migrant workers predominantly from Nepal have faced some appalling and unacceptable working cond...

Category: health and safety, in the news, Mike Close

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