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Do you have employees living in Wales?

As of 6 April 2019, people living in Wales could pay a different rate of Income Tax compared to people in other parts of the UK. This may affect scaffolding companies who have a PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA), or plan to enter into one. Record

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Mixed news from Builders’ Conference

After more than 18 months of unbroken and unprecedented stability, the fluctuations in demand experienced over the past three months have been strange. That’s according to data collected by Builders’ Conference on behalf of Build UK. Against a backdrop of political upheaval and economic uncertainty,

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ONS issues construction output figures

Construction output increased by 0.6% in Quarter 3 (July to September) 2019. This growth was driven by a rise in new work of 1.4% but offset slightly by a fall in repair and maintenance of 0.8%. In new work, most sectors saw an increase with private

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5% Club: Developing the apprentice beyond their apprenticeship

On Tuesday 23 July in Sheffield the 5% Club will hold their next quarterly member event, to run alongside the Invictus UK Trials.  They will be showcasing how businesses can develop apprentices beyond their apprenticeship, developing resilience and skills for life (outward bound courses, WorldSkills,

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Scaffolder fined after unsafe work at height

A sole trader who worked as a scaffolder in London has been sentenced for unsafe working at height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, in July 2018, David Redfern and two of his operatives were carrying out work on a scaffold in Kensington High Street without

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Company fined after boy falls from scaffolding

Westdale Services Limited has today been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling approximately 10 metres. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 May 2017, two boys were able to climb the rungs of a ladder within scaffolding erected by Westdale

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