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16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
n the Budget, the Chancellor said he intended to simplify the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) tax regime that covers the construction industry. A review of the scheme is now underway by HM Revenue...
Stone Federation launches CE mark awareness campaign.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Do you know…Architects, interior designers, structural and civil engineers have a mandatory obligation to use CE Marked productsThe CE Marking legislation requires a product to have both a...
Paying the levy in order to receive the CITB grants for training looks as if it is about to get easier for subbies.
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
CITB is reviewing the way its levy system works to make it quicker and easier to calculate what you should pay and complete the levy return. CITB has put forward a simplified system based on the HMRC...
 
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Holiday pay has to include some consideration for any productivity bonuses given to production staff or commissions given to salespeople, writes DWF, a business law firm.Following a string of...
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
New research* from workplace pensions provider NOW:Pensions reveals that four in ten (44%) small and medium sized companies haven't given any thought to how they'll go about finding a pension...
Guidance on the changes to Part L in a document available from Stone Federation GB.
24 April 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, requiring buildings to be even more energy efficient, come into force this month (April). And this is just a stepping stone on the way to zero carbon...
Guidance on CE marking from Stone Federation Great Britain.
24 April 2014 | Legislation / Standards
The UK’s construction industry and its supply base is walking a tightrope over CE marking for construction products, according to Tarmac Building Products.CE marking of products that have a...
The Stone Federation guide to CE marking is available to Federation Members and their customers.
27 March 2014 | Legislation / Standards
From 1 July 2013 it became a legally mandated obligation for natural stone products used in construction and covered by harmonised European standards to have a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and be...
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations due to take effect from April will change the insulation and thermal bridging requirements of using natural stone. New and innovative solutions are...
Let Government know this matters to specialist contractors. Send your submission to: latepayment@bis.gis.gov.uk
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND SHOULD NOT BE WASTEDsays Colin Hale, a construction dispute consultant solely representing specialist contractors in payment and contract disputes against...
Indian sandstone being produced in Rajasthan and as it appears in a leafy Surrey suburb.
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
The UK buys more of its stone, particularly granite, sandstone and marble, from India than from any other country, but now the sub-continent says exports of its natural stone will have fallen 10-15%...
CE Mark
17 October 2013 | Legislation / Standards
A few random phone calls by Natural Stone Specialist magazine to readers has made it clear how unprepared at least some companies are for the implementation of CE marking of stone products next month...
The cover of Ancon's 12-page guide to CE marking.
17 September 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Fixings company Ancon has updated all its technical literature to highlight the CE Marks now carried by its products, including its masonry support systems and lintels. And to assist its engineer,...
15 August 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Despite government promises to reduce the amount of time and money businesses have to spend on compliance costs, the average SME is paying 8.5% more now than it was in 2011, according to new research...
15 August 2013 | Legislation / Standards
A few random phone calls by this magazine to readers has made it clear how unprepared at least some companies are for the implementation of CE marking of stone products next month (July).The...

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