The Scaffolding Association’s trade magazine, AccessPoint, shortlisted for Publication of the Year.

The Scaffolding Association is delighted that its trade magazine, AccessPoint, has been shortlisted for Publication of the Year in the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) … Read more

New homes to be built as part of the government’s drive to develop brownfield land and regenerate communities.

A new fund announced by the government earlier this month will see derelict sites across the country transformed into new homes under a flagship scheme … Read more

Latest construction output statistics show growth in September but quarterly output still down.

Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that construction output improved in September, growing in volume terms by 1.3% compared with … Read more

Highway Code laws will change next year but many are confused or unaware.

A major overhaul of the Highway Code is expected to be made early in 2022 which among other changes will introduce a ‘hierarchy of road … Read more

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) standard updated. Operators given until 1st July 2022 to comply.

Since being introduced in 2008 by Transport for London (TfL), the scheme has grown in popularity and now extends to all parts of the UK … Read more

The Small Business Commissioner calls for big firms to help their small suppliers reach net zero.

The Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay has called for big businesses to help their smaller suppliers with the transition to net zero and suggested that … Read more

The Scaffolding Association welcomes new mental health initiatives.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a Working Minds campaign to encourage employers to promote good mental health at work.

Thousands of working adults are to be offered free courses to rapidly upskill in STEM sectors including digital construction and engineering.

Thousands of working adults are set to benefit from free courses that will help them to rapidly upskill or retrain, as part of the government’s … Read more

Small firms losing £25 billion a year to tax admin, new study shows.

The FSB’s research suggests that these small firms are each spending an average of £4,100 and 52 hours a year on tax compliance and illustrates … Read more