Wednesday, 20 April 2016

UK Construction Market Update - March


At the end of March the Government Construction Strategy 2016 – 20 was released. The strategy presents ideas on improving efficiencies and increasing productivity in government construction, to deliver £1.7 billion efficiencies and support 20,000 apprenticeships. It is hoped increased productivity will support government to deliver the £163 billion of planned projects identified in the spring 2016 Government Construction Pipeline.

Friday, 15 April 2016

A Guide to West London Markets

Markets... London's got plenty of them! For once, we're not talking about the construction market... we've moved on to more... "enjoyable" research! From foodie havens to little known vintage collectors stalls, we've rounded up a few of West London's best markets.

Monday, 4 April 2016

CSCS Profiled Route is Now Closed

The CSCS Profiled Route was introduced in 2011 as a route to the Black or Gold Card for construction site managers or supervisors who have on-site experience but no nationally recognised qualification in construction.

With the announcement made by the Construction Leadership Council, the Profiled Route no longer supports industry’s desire for a fully qualified workforce.

Applicants will still be able to apply for a Construction Site Manager or Construction Site Supervisor CSCS card, but will be required to complete an NVQ/SVQ levels 4, 5, 6 or 7.

OR:
  • If you hold a degree, HND, HNC, certain CIOB certificates or NEBOSH qualifications you will be able to apply for an Academically Qualified Person card.
  • If you hold professional membership you may be eligible for a Professional Qualified Person card.

Friday, 1 April 2016

The New National Minimum Wage

From today, all workers aged 25 and over are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. The latest
National Minimum Wage Increase was announced in last year's budget, with national minimum wages to remain the same for under 25s.

Here's how the new National Minimum Wage has changed since 2010:

Year
25 & Over
21 - 24
18 - 20
Under 18
Apprentice
2016
£7.20
£6.70
£5.30
£3.87
£3.30
2015
£6.70
£6.70
£5.30
£3.87
£3.30
2014
£6.50
£6.50
£5.13
£3.79
£2.73
2013
£6.31
£6.31
£5.03
£3.72
£2.68
2012
£6.19
£6.19
£4.98
£3.68
£2.65
2011
£6.08
£6.08
£4.98
£3.68
£2.60
2010
£5.93
£5.93
£4.92
£3.64
£2.50