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BSI offers suite of standards for Covid-19
30 March 2020 | Legislation / Standards
BSI, in its role as the UK national standards body, has made a suite of standards freely available to help businesses cope with the coronavirus pandemic.BSI has reviewed the information available to...
Jane Buxey, Chief Executive of Stone Federation Great Britain
A message from Jane Buxey, Chief Executive of Stone Federation Great Britain: In the middle of these unprecedented times we at the Stone Federation wanted to assure all members that we are still...
Strategic Stone Study
28 March 2020 | Stone Heritage | 1 Comment
The Strategic Stone Study, which has been described as “the most important project ever undertaken to identify and record the sources and uses of building stones in England” has been...
 
HMRC update on Covid-19
27 March 2020 | Legislation / Standards
HM Revenue & Customs has today issued guidance on its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and a new, similar scheme now introduced for the self-employed.Both schemes offer to meet 80% of income up...
CTD Architectural Tiles introduces four leisure pool collections
New for 2020 from CTD Architectural Tiles are four leisure pool collections, adding to its growing portfolio.CTD Architectural Tiles is part of the Saint-Gobain family. It specialises in ceramic and...
SF Members Event speaker Peter Schofield
25 March 2020 | Events
Stone Federation Great Britain's Members Event and AGM due to be held at Manchester’s five-star The Lowry Hotel on Wednesday 29 April has been postponed.  It has been rescheduled for...
Covid-19
Italy, where hundreds of people are now dying every day from Cornovirus Covid-19, is shutting down production for a fortnight from tomorrow (Monday 23 March) in order to try to beat the pandemic.A...
21 March 2020 | Legislation / Standards
The government has announced it will pay up to 80% of the wages for any retained workers who are not actively in work but are still on the payroll during the Coronavirus pandemic.The grants, which...
The new Collyweston roof going on to Westbury House
Possibly the only place Collyweston slate roofing has been used outside of the UK is on a mansion in New York’s Long Island called Westbury House.And about 55 more roofing squares of it (around...
19 March 2020 | Market Intelligence
The Government’s loan guarantee scheme to help businesses get through the Coronavirus pandemic comes on stream on Monday (23 March).The government's British Business Bank, started up as a...
Jon Gedling and Marie Smallwood
19 March 2020 | Natural Stone Memorials
Historic England and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) have renewed a joint commitment to care for England’s commemorative heritage, mostly recorded in stone.Historic England and...
Stone Federation logo
19 March 2020 | Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental | 2 Comments
Free Legal Advice for MembersAs part of the Stone Federation Business Support service, Members (and you must be a Member) can access free legal advice. This can cover anything related to the impacts...
POSTPONED Traditional Buildings Weekend
17 March 2020 | Events
The Traditional Buildings Weekend that was to be held on the Isle of Man from 30 April to 2 May has been posponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The weekend was part of the programme...
Victor Daly with sculpture of seal and pup
17 March 2020 | Stone Projects | 2 Comments
The pictures here show Irish sculptor Victor Daly with his latest work of a seal and its pup carved from Irish Blue Limestone and installed on the seafront in Bantry, West Cork.Victor lives in rural...
Robert Merry
16 March 2020 | Market Intelligence
Further to the ‘white marble turning yellow’ saga discussed in the previous two articles, hopefully you’ll be glad to know I survived the UV light testing and didn’t burn down...

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