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Firms with a wages bill of more than £3million will have to pay two training levies next year.

23 June 2016 | Training
Training body CITB and the Government Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have come to an agreement that will see qualifying firms paying two training levies next year.A levy for...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a regular contributor to Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

20 June 2016 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
CSCS cards

New Trainee cards in August.

20 June 2016 | Training
From 1 August the following changes to CSCS Trainee cards will be introduced.Only one Trainee card (irrespective of occupation) will be available.The card will be red in colour and clearly marked...
 
Masonry Skills competition

The first heat of the MasonrySkills Challenge under way at Weymouth in May.

15 June 2016 | Training
The stone industry offers good careers but the Government’s proposals to turn all apprenticeships into Trailblazers seem to be in danger of unravelling in the face of uncertainty and opposition...

Mark Priestman writes a column about training in each issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

27 May 2016 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
21 April 2016 | Training
A Judicial Review of the construction industry training levy has concluded that CITB is entitled to charge it.The Judicial Review was instigated by payroll company Hudsons Contract Services Ltd...

Deputy Principal Derek Whitehead from the project’s lead partner, Leeds College of Building, says: “Step Up Into Construction will not only attract more people into the industry, but it will help businesses fill vacancies and make them more productive."

11 April 2016 | Training
A collaborative partnership that aims to address feared skills shortages in the construction industry has been granted £500,000 funding from the England European Structural &...

The meeting of the Stone Industry Training Group at the Building Crafts College in March.

31 March 2016 | Training
The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) met this month (22 March) at the Building Crafts College in London to discuss the Government's proposals for what it calls Trailblazer...

Discussing training in the stone industry at a meeting in the Building Crafts College.

28 March 2016 | Training
It has to be said: there was not a lot of evident enthusiasm for the government’s new apprentice programme when a group of those interested in training in the stone industry met to discuss the...
Mark Priestman
21 March 2016 | Training
After attending the latest quarterly meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) in February, Mark Priestman, the NSS training correspondent who is a partner at training provider...
Trailblazer Apprenticeships meeting

The Heritage Craft Alliance is holding a meeting about heritage Trailblazer apprenticeships on 5 April in York.

21 March 2016 | Training
Location: Room K/159, Kings Manor, University of York, York, YO1 7EPDate: 5 April 2016Time: 13:15RSVP: [email protected] Heritage Craft Alliance is holding...
Kay Porter of TTA

Kay Porter, Executive Officer of TTA. The Tile Association has been given the go-ahead for its new Trailblazer apprenticeship. The stone sector is meeting to discuss its apprenticeships this month (22 March).

14 March 2016 | Training
The Tile Association (TTA) is working to develop a new apprenticeship for the wall and floor tiling industry after getting the go-ahead from the Government.On 22 March Stone Federation's training...
Training Levy changes next year

From next year, the Training Levy will be 0.5% of the wages bill for companies with a wages bill of more than £3million.

7 March 2016 | Training
The new financial year in 2017 (starting April 2017) sees the introduction of the government's new Apprenticeships Levy. The new Levy is being introduced at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s...

The Lord Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Richard Chartres.

1 March 2016 | Training
On 12th October 2015 the Lord Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Richard Chartres, spoke in the Second Reading debate on the Government’s Enterprise Bill to highlight the importance of...
25 February 2016 | Training
After attending the latest quarterly meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) in February, Mark Priestman, the NSS training correspondent who is a partner at training provider...

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