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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

BESA and Unite reach agreement on the Job Retention Scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Unite the Union have agreed a temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the Covid-19 lockdown. Workers are normally guaranteed wages equivalent to 37.5 hours in any normal week under the terms of the HVAC National Agreement, which is co-signed by BESA on behalf of the sector’s employers...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Construction Leadership Council Letter Sent To The Prime Minister With Plans To Accelerate Recovery Of The Economy

Today a letter was sent from the Construction Leadership Council to the Prime Minister with their plans to accelerate recovery of the economy. "Our plan to sustain the industry and accelerate the recovery of the economyThank you for the leadership shown by you and your Government over the last few challenging and difficult weeks. I was sorry to hear that you have a confirmed case of Covid-19, and...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Secretary of State Letter to the UK Construction Industry

Today, the Secretary of State has written an open letter to the UK Construction Industry, acknowledging the role they are playing in keeping vital services running.    "To everyone working in the UK’s construction sector, In these challenging times, I want to pay tribute to all those who are working tirelessly within the construction industry. Delivering on large or small construction sites...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS BULLETIN 31MARCH 2020

BEIS have just issued new guidance. See below for content and a download link. This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business - this details the sorts of ways your business may be able to help and how to offer support Details on temporary changes to Right to Work (RTW) checks during the...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Welsh Government's £500 million fund to respond to Coronavirus

The Welsh Government has outlined a £500 million fund to respond to Coronavirus: a new £100 million Development Bank of Wales fund will be available for companies experiencing cash flow problems as a result of the pandemic and will provide loans of between £5,000 and £250,000 at favourable interest rates businesses will also be able to benefit from a £400 million emergency pot providing: Grants...

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