The growing concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting CSCS’s ability to issue cards to first-time applicants or those wishing to renew their card prior to expiry. A key requirement for all applications (new or renewal) is proof that the applicant has passed the relevant CITB Health,...

Will Furloughed Umbrella Employees Pay Be Calculated Fairly? The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association is seeking to ensure that all agency workers, including umbrella workers, receive furloughed pay calculated on average earnings.  It is possible that some may only receive 80% of National Minimum Wage compared...

We have taken all necessary measures to protect colleagues’ and customers’ health and safety and as a result, staff are fully operational currently working from home. In regards to any question you should have, we will endeavour to respond to your phone call or email as...

If you’re currently seeking a new role in the construction sector, now may be an ideal time to learn about the future skills employers want you to have.  Getting your foot through the door, and gaining strong career prospects can all stem from developing your skills.  According...

In a report by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, the UK construction industry is considered to be a high-risk sector for modern slave labour.  While this may come as a surprise to some, reported cases of slavery have increased 35% year on year across the...

A critical challenge facing the construction industry is a skills shortage, but as a candidate, this could be a golden opportunity to make yourself in demand.  In the next five years, it’s estimated that 320,000 jobs could be created within the industry.  However, the Federation of Master...

Mental health has seen an enormous amount of media coverage in 2019. With the Royals beginning their Heads Together Campaign and mental health charity Mind campaigning across social media with well-known celebrities discussing their mental health experiences. However, one area that remains to see a staggering...

In a recent study by Hitachi Finance, 22% of UK SME construction companies are seeking opportunities abroad.  Since the uncertainty of Brexit, small businesses have been looking at new markets overseas to achieve growth.  Described by Managing Director at Hitachi as a “clear sign that businesses are...