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Carl Edwards (left), Chairman, with Maurice Rogers (second left) at the Men of the Stones meeting. Underneath is one of Maurice's graphs.
10 November 2015 | Legislation / Standards
The guest speaker at the Men of the Stones meeting in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in October was Maurice Rogers, the bane of the stone testing centres. Maurice Rogers, an engineer who spent much of...
Dr Tim Yates: If CE marking can be simpler for SMEs, why not make it simpler for everyone?

Dr Tim Yates: If CE marking can be simpler for SMEs, why not make it simpler for everyone?

9 November 2015 | Legislation / Standards
CE marking of building products, notably stone, will be simplified for smaller companies in the New Year, it was announced at Stone Federation Great Britain's Members Day and AGM in Leeds on 5...
CE marking can be good for you.
3 November 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Stone federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
 
3 November 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Even if you only employ one person you have to enrol them on a pension automatically. If you don't, you will be breaking the law.There will be millions of small companies wondering what they...
Read more about the case and see photographs at Wales Online.

Read more about the case and see photographs at Wales Online.

17 September 2015 | Legislation / Standards
A property developer who carried out £1million-worth of work on his Grade II Listed sandstone manor house in Wales without consent has been told to pay £300,000 in fines and costs or go...
The solar panels on the roofs of the workshops at Albion Stone on Portland. They were installed before the FiT was cut.

The solar panels on the roofs of the workshops at Albion Stone on Portland. They were installed before the FiT was cut.

3 September 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Following the Government’s defeat in the courts over its proposal to back-date a reduction in feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for solar cell installations to December (before a consultation period had...
The new code of practice from Stone Federation Great Britain.
21 August 2015 | Legislation / Standards
July has seen Stone Federation add a third title to its Code of Practice suite of documents – this one covering wet rooms, steam rooms and shower enclosures. The Natural Stone –...
Firms will have to check on slavery in the supply chain.
21 August 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Bonded labour in India has been illegal since 1976 but even official figures accept there are still 250,000 people in bonded labour there, many of them working in quarries. Unofficial figures...
Will Palmer, Director & Financial Planner with ProAktive in Doncaster.
20 July 2015 | Legislation / Standards
compiled with the help of Will Palmer, Director & Financial Planner with ProAktive in Doncaster Pension Reform is here. The opt-in stakeholder pension is being replaced by the opt-out automatic...
17 July 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Businesses should start to take steps now to make sure they are ready for new regulations on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that come into force on 9 July, says The Tile Association.ADR offers...
Join the Natural Stone Specialist Group on LinkedIn.
8 April 2015 | Legislation / Standards
It started with a Tweet. Then a post on LinkedIn. Then it was re-Tweeted and re-posted on construction sector forums around the internet. Join the Natural Stone Specialist group on LinkedIn What...
4 March 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Just before Christmas Eric Pickles, the Government’s Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, announced changes to urban drainage rules that are due to take effect from April...
Will help be at hand from Europe?
21 January 2015 | Legislation / Standards
Stone Federation, the Minerals Products Association and English Stone Forum, as well as individual quarry operators and this magazine, are among those who have made the case for protecting the...
21 January 2015 | Legislation / Standards
It is called the Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) but it is a piece of obligatory legislation and failure to comply with it can result in fines of up to £50,000.It is not something that will...
8 January 2015 | Legislation / Standards
One of the UK's accounting bodies is supporting the government's proposal to halve the amount of turnover small to medium enterprises (SMEs) need to qualify for gross payment status under the...

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