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Keeping you up-to-date with news from the Association, the painting and decorating sector and the wider construction industry:

Important webinar – managing casual staff.

Important webinar – managing casual staff. Reminder about The Good Work Plan On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are classed as workers, not self-employed. This entitles them to many employment rights such as holiday pay, National Minimum Wage, and more. But how does this ruling affect your business? To help […]

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Hiring apprentices can help businesses succeed

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product […]

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UK government announces a pay rise for millions of people

Millions of UK workers to receive an increase in pay from April 2021 following a rise in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Around 2 million of the UK’s lowest-paid workers expected to benefit from an increase in National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for the first time, the National Living Wage […]

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Have your say on how the levy is raised

CITB are the custodians of the Industry’s Levy. They collect this from all but the smallest construction employers and use it to invest in the skills and training construction needs – both right now and what will be needed in the future. They work closely with government to influence funding and policy, and partner with […]

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