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BSI Launches New Standard For Measuring Whilst Drilling - BS EN ISO 22476-15:2016 - 8th September 2016

BSI Launches New Standard For Measuring Whilst Drilling - BS EN ISO 22476-15:2016 This part of ISO 22476 specifies the technical principles for measuring equipment requirements, the execution ...
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John Litten RIP 19-08-2016 - 5th September 2016

ESG regret to inform that John Litten, Principle Engineer in Southam, died unexpectedly in the early hours of Friday 19 August.  John had shown no signs of being unwell in the days prior to ...
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What Can I Legally Tow? - 1st September 2016

What Can I Legally Tow?  If you're looking to tow on a standard driving licence  (category B) what you can tow depends on when your driving licence was issued. Licences issued before 1 J...
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BDA-AGS Industry Survey and Position Paper - 9th August 2016

BDA-AGS Industry Survey Extended to 31st August   The BDA and AGS 'Task Force'  have produced a "Position Paper" which sets out the current "official" standards recognised by both A...
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Build UK Calls for Delay in Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy - 8th August 2016

Build UK Calls for Delay in Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy  As a result of delays in Government issuing further information on the operation of the Apprenticeship Levy, Build UK inten...
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SEPA Consults on Geothermal and Deep Borehole Requirements - 8th August 2016

SEPA consults on geothermal and deep boreholes Scottish Environmental Protection Agency is asking for comments on 2 public consultation areas  CAR Licences for Deep Boreholes - Informati...
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Apprenticeship Levy - How Will it Work in Scotland, Wales & NI - 1st August 2016

How will the new Apprenticeship Levy work in Scotland, Wales & NI? The Apprenticeship Levy applies to employers across the UK, but only employers in England will receive funding through th...
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Managing Stress and Long Term Absence - 27th July 2016

STRESS AND LONG-TERM ABSENCE   Stress and mental health problems constitute a major cause of long-term absence in the UK and just over two fifths of respondents to the recent 'EEF 2016 Sickne...
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CRO CSCS Cards Expire 30th Sept 2017 - 18th July 2016

 Reminder CRO Cards Expire on 30 Sept 2017 (Construction Related Occupation CSCS Card)  CSCS's primary objective is to provide evidence that individuals working on construction site...
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New Head of Business Department - 17th July 2016

 BIS become BEIS with new Head - Gary Clarke   Following the cabinet reshuffle by the new PM, the former BIS Secretary of State, Sajid Javid MP has moved to the Department of Communities...
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HS2 Will Still Go Ahead Following New Cabinet Intake - 17th July 2016

No plans to scrap HS2   New Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed he has no plans to scrap the HS2 high speed rail contract. The news will be a huge relief for contractors and con...
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The status of EU nationals in the UK - 11th July 2016

 EU Nationals in the UK - Government Statement   There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum. ...
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Colin Pigott Awarded Honorary Life Membership of the BDA - 3rd July 2016

   Colin Pigott Awarded Honorary Life Membership of the BDA From left to right: David Allan (past chairman), Anne Baxter (present Chairman), Colin Pigott (BDA Honorary Life Member), Ray ...
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Apprentice Levy - Delays and Double Payment Details - 28th June 2016

The government has missed its deadline to provide crucial details on the structure of its proposed apprenticeship levy. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills told Construction News that...
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CSCS Card Changes for Trainees, Supervisors and Managers - 14th June 2016

CSCS Card Changes for Trainees, Supervisors and Managers  CSCS has announced changes to the process for obtaining Trainee, Supervisory and Manager cards. Trainee Cards From 1 August 2016, on...
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