Cavity Wall Insualtions down 97%

posted 31.05.2013

Since the Government?s flagship energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, was launched there has been a decrease of 97% in the number of homes installing cavity wall insulation. In previous schemes cavity wall insulation was one of the cheapest ways of reducing your energy and climate-warming carbon emission ? with it heavily subsidised or in some cases free. Under the new Green Deal, which has...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Ucatt Appoint Rob Morris as Regional Secretary for Yorkshire

posted 15.05.2013

Construction union Ucatt have appointed Rob Morris as regional secretary for Yorkshire. Mr Morris who formally takes over this month having been acting regional secretary since January 2012 and has also been a regional organiser in Yorkshire since 2001. Prior to working for Ucatt, he started in the construction industry as  a bricklayer working for number of differenct companies throughout the ...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Top 20 Tips to Make Construction Inudustry more Sustainable

posted 09.04.2013

The Green Construction Board is a government and industry partnership that actively promotes the business case for sustainable construction. They’re committed to ensuring that the UK construction industry secures sustained growth in the ever-expanding market for green goods and services. They have came up with 20 top tips for helping to make the Construction industry more sustainable, it’s a ...

Category: environment, general, industry, Paul Jones, resources

UK Construction Industry makes Progress in fight against Blacklisting

posted 22.03.2013

There has been a big step forward in the fight to eradicate the blacklisting that goes on within the UK construction industry with a clause to be added to the employee contracts of 500,000 construction workers. The new clause which states, ?The CIJC does not condone any form of blacklisting of any worker?, was added after employers? representatives on the Construction Industry Joint Council bow...

Category: in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Community Engagement Increases

posted 15.03.2013

New figures released in February shows there was a sharp increase in the number of people volunteering and getting involved in community engagement in 2012. Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd said  ?The Official Statistics published for the first time by the Cabinet Office show that the proportion of people volunteering at least once a year has now increased from 65% in 2010 to 2011 to 71% in...

Category: general, Paul Jones, Third Sector

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