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BDA-AGS Industry Survey and Position Paper - 19th July 2016

BDA-AGS Industry Survey and Position Paper    The BDA and AGS 'Task Force'  have produced a "Position Paper" which sets out the current "official" standards recognised by both ...
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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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Over 900 Construction Firms Will Pay a Double Training Levy - 7th June 2016

At least 900 of construction's biggest firms will have to pay two training levies from next April - the current one to the CITB and the Government's new apprenticeship levy, reports the Construction...
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BDA Welcomes New Members in May - 19th May 2016

The BDA's last Management meeting in May 2016 saw 8 new members being voted into the Association. This infusion of new members takes our ranks to 118 companies which is high as membership has been ...
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Your Industry Needs You! - 10th May 2016

Trade Associations take action in response to recent statements regarding the UK Ground Investigation industry.    Recently, industry representatives were told by a major client that the...
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Great Turn Out for Final Digital Data Seminar - 27th April 2016

Great Turn Out for Final Digital Data in Geotechnics Seminar in Glasgow The 3rd and final seminar in our Digital Data series took place on the 20th April, after the BDA's AGM. There were 6 presenta...
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Changes to CSCS Cards - 12th April 2016

CSCS is implementing a number of changes to the CSCS card scheme to comply with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) decision that the industry should specify and promote card schemes carrying ...
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New Noise Restrictions for London - 12th April 2016

NEW NOISE RESTRICTIONS IN WEST LONDON The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has adopted a new code of practice, which reduces the permitted hours for noisy works on sites within the borough a...
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HS2 Puts Its Weight Behind the BDA Audit - 6th April 2016

HS2 Puts Its Weight Behind the BDA Audit  As per clause 3.14.3 of the specification (ICE UK Specification for Ground Investigation) HS2 are now requiring all drilling support operatives and le...
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