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16 July 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Gerald William Channing, Director of construction company Trenchright Civils Ltd in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, has been disqualified from being a Director for seven years for failing to submit the...
Barry Ashmore:
16 July 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Barry Ashmore has worked hard to get the voice of specialist contracting heard since he formed Streetwise Subbie in 2008. Now, at a conference in Nottingham on 7 June, he has launched the ‘Fair...
18 June 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Barry Ashmore, construction industry veteran and founder of StreetwiseSubbie.com, was among those invited to give evidence in Parliament this week to a cross party group of MPs regarding unfair...
 
The 'Green Deal Certified' website that can help companies get accredited for Green Deal work.
18 June 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Two new websites have been launched to help tradespeople become accredited for Green Deal work and householders find companies to carry out their Green Deal work. They are called 'Green Deal...
CE mark or China Export mark?
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
With CE marking becoming a legal requirement on a lot of stone products from July this year (see: www.naturalstonespecialist.com), Stone Federation has passed on to its members a warning that not all...
ELCI is not a trivial optional extra. It is a compulsory requirement that is designed solely to protect employees.
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Owners of companies are reminded of their legal responsibility to hold Employers' Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI).The message comes from the Health & Safety Executive following the...
The new guide to BIM specifically designed to help specialist contractors.
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
New guidance has been published by NSCC and the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group to provide Specialist Contractors with a practical understanding of the use of Building...
6 April is the deadline.
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Act now advice from employer support group on biggest change to PAYE payment since its introductionThe Forum of Private Business is urging small firms still not ready for the biggest change to the...
14 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
If you employ people, you should be preparing for the changes being made to the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. It is undergoing its biggest overhaul in almost 70 years. From April, employers will be...
14 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Employers are being offered interactive support on PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) monthly reporting in a week-long Twitter question & answer forum from HM Revenue & Customs (@HMRCgovuk)...
16 April 2013 | Legislation / Standards
John Daniel Knights, the co-director of JKS Brickwork Contractors (SE) Ltd, a construction company based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, incorporated in 2006 and put into voluntary liquidation in...
16 April 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Gary Stephen Emerick, director of construction and civil engineering company Hire & Mechanical Services Ltd, based in Canvey Island, Essex, has been disqualified from being a director for four...
Consultant Barry Hunt writes a regular column in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.
16 April 2013 | Legislation / Standards
It can be hard to keep up with all the standards for building products, especially as they frequently change. In this column, Barry Hunt throws some light on the standards, identifying those you need...
Barry Hunt examines the British Standards for stone.
18 March 2013 | Legislation / Standards
It can be hard to keep up with all the standards for building products, especially as they frequently change. In this column, Barry Hunt throws some light on the standards, identifying those you need...
Simon Stainer in his Horsham Stone quarry.
22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
The buzz word of the moment is ‘sustainability’, but Simon Stainer of West Sussex quarry company Horsham Stone has called on the stone industry to adopt one standard across the industry...

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