Apprentices within Construction Industry Decrease

posted 04.02.2013

According to the latest Government statistics, the number of apprentices working within the UK construction industry last year plummeted. The statistics which were released by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills revealed that there were just 24,000 apprenticeship starts in construction sector in 2011-2012 which is a decrease of 14.6% on the pervious year. The decline is more seri...

Category: in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Construction Professionals & Ministers Discuss Plans to Boost UK Construction Industry

posted 23.01.2013

The Government’s Chief Construction adviser and twenty construction industry professionals met last week to discuss ways to boost the UK’s faltering construction sector. The group included representatives from the UK Contractors Group, the Federation of Master Builders, the National Federation of Builders, CITB-ConstructionSkills, the CBI, the National Specialist Contractors Council, the Home...

Category: general, in the news, Paul Jones

President of FMB Scotland Resigns

posted 22.01.2013

The President of the Federation of Master Builders, Mr. Hasan, has resigned from his post as president due to his company Scotia Construction going into liquidation. The Sunday Mail revealed that Livingston based Scotia Construction was put into liquidation at the town?s sheriff court by construction materials suppliers, Jewson Builders over an unpaid bill. The move followed a string of complai...

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

500,000 Construction Workers due Pay Increase

posted 09.01.2013

Construction union Ucatt has implored workers to check they have received their legally entitled pay rise which came into effect this week (Monday 7 January). Workers whom are covered by the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) will see an increase of 2%. Under the agreement minimum pay rate is £8.03 for a general operative and £10.67 for a craft worker. The CIJC is the largest industr...

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

Charities hit hard as Community Funding Decreases

posted 08.01.2013

With charities and community groups continuing to struggle with cuts to their funding the latest news will do little to uplift their new year. According to a major report from 2012, compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the number of people donating to charity has decreased as well as the amounts donated. The report which is ...

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