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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...
Barry Hunt is a specialist stone consultant who carries out surveys and inspection using roped access. See his website for more details.
22 February 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...
Being 'sustainable' is not a question of regulation, but of commercial imperative.

Being 'sustainable' is not a question of regulation, but of commercial imperative.

22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Sustainability expert Ian Nicholson, currently working with Realstone, offers some advice on environmental and ethical responsibilities.Many companies have been concerned with environmental...
Charlie Luxton talking at the Stone Awards at Lord's.
22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Every minute, enough solar radiation reaches the Earth to satisfy mankind’s global energy requirements for a year. The wind could also singlehandedly satisfy all our energy requirements,...
Help is available from Stone Federation.
22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
One of the benefits of belonging to Stone Federation Great Britain is that it can mobilise help for its members on confusing and rapidly developing subjects such as sustainability, as well as...
Barry Hunt analyses the standards used by the industry.
11 December 2012 | 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...
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20 November 2012 | 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...
NAMM training days for fixing memorials using ground anchors.
18 October 2012 | Legislation / Standards
This is background to the new BS8415 for specifying memorials written especially for Natural Stone Specialist readers by the The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM).British Standard BS8415...

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