Read the latest construction industry news from the Kalcrest Site Services team.
Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled
Published on 4th July 2016
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has revealed it is making a number of changes to its CSCS cards, with workers seeking trainee, supervisory and managerial jobs the most likely to be affected.
Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers
Published on 2nd June 2016
The shortage of experienced bricklayers and other skilled trades has significantly pushed up wages for site workers over the past year, a new survey of construction recruitment agencies has revealed.
Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’
Published on 6th April 2016
A shortage of skilled trades is the “largest threat to construction activity” and the successful delivery of projects, the Construction Products Association has warned.
Changes to Construction Industry Scheme set for April
Published on 9th March 2016
Contractors and subcontractors need to be aware that important changes to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are being introduced in April 2016.
Umbrella company workers face travel expenses restrictions
Published on 24th February 2016
Construction contractors who work under an umbrella company will see their travel and subsistence expenses restricted when the new tax year begins on April 6th 2016.
Construction industry growth forecast at 3.6% for 2016
Published on 12th February 2016
The number of construction jobs available looks set to increase in the coming months, as the Construction Products Association (CPA) Winter forecast report has predicted that the sector will enjoy 3.6% growth in 2016.
230,000 construction jobs to be created in the UK
Published on 29th January 2016
More than 230,000 construction jobs will be created over the next five years as the sector continues to grow, the latest CITB Construction Skills Network report has predicted.
Home Office clamps down on illegal construction workers
Published on 28th January 2016
The importance of checking all documentation before hiring construction site workers was reiterated by the results of a recent phase of the Home Office’s Operation Magnify.
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