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Blacklisting compensation scheme an "act of bad faith"

Blacklisting compensation scheme an "act of bad faith"

In its final blacklisting report, published today (27 March), the Scottish Affairs Committee says The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme (TCWCS) was introduced in an “act of bad faith”.

Call for VAT to be set at 5% on energy efficient materials

Call for VAT to be set at 5% on energy-efficient materials

As the election approaches, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) is calling on all political parties to set VAT at 5% for all energy-efficient materials.

Property and construction sectors to grow after election

Property and construction sectors predicted to grow after election

According to research by public procurement body Scape, the property and construction sectors are expected to grow after the general election regardless of who is in power.

Businesses with contracts over £50m must enhance employee skills

Businesses with contracts over £50m must enhance employee skills

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced that any company winning a contract worth over £50m must take action to enhance the skills and career prospects of existing workers.

Government waives planning permission for commercial rooftop solar

Government waives planning permission for commercial rooftop solar

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles has announced that the permitted development threshold for rooftop solar panels on commercial property will be increased from 50KW to 1MW.

DECC: £37bn invested in renewable energy since 2010

DECC: £37bn invested in renewable energy since 2010

Energy secretary Ed Davey has said the UK is one of the most attractive countries in the world for green growth, with almost £37bn invested in renewable energy since 2010.

H&V News - 25 March

H&V News - 25 March Subscription Required

Only available in our digital edition, H&V News covers the allegations that have emerged around GB Building Solutions’ activities prior to it entering administration; Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s announcement that there will be a 20% increase in the national minimum wage and private landlords will have to install smoke ...

Plumbing Apprenticeship standard launched

Plumbing Apprenticeship standard launched

A Level 3 apprenticeship standard for plumbing and domestic heating technicians has been launched as part of the government’s Trailblazer programme.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 25 March

    H&V News - 25 March Subscription Required

    25 March 2015

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News covers the allegations that have emerged around GB Building Solutions’ activities prior to it entering administration; Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s announcement that there will be a 20% increase in the national minimum wage and private landlords will have to install smoke ...

    Graham Kelly G&H MD

    Secret of succeeding in the M&E market

    The M&E sector has not been the easiest market to operate in over the last few years, but there are many encouraging examples of those who have continued to grow, such as G&H Building Services.

    Contracts

    Contract leads: 25 March 2015 Subscription Required

    25 March 2015

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    The sustainability of biopropane

    The sustainability of biopropane and its production process has been a clear area of focus throughout the development of the product (“Biopropane could power Britain, Calor Gas says”, H&V News, 22 October).

    Polypipe Ventilation's new Product Selector catalogue

    System selection and specification made easy with Polypipe Ventilation’s new catalogues

    Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce the arrival of its new and informative 76-page Product Selector, which covers its comprehensive range of market-leading, energy-saving domestic and light commercial ventilation systems and is accompanied by a concise 20-page Short Form Product Guide.

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