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26 June 2020 | Legislation / Standards
The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on 25 June, came into force on 26 June. The Act introduces a moratorium to give companies breathing space from...
Alan Gayle
21 June 2020 | Market Intelligence | 2 Comments
Alan Gayle, a Director of Keystone Construction Marketing and Trans European Stone, says he has been disturbed by a few individuals of the stone industry sharing posts on social media that have...
Welsh Slate cladding
Work has drawn to a close on a year-long project to re-clad with a patented system of Welsh slate a listed Georgian dairy that has been re-purposed for the 21st century.The Grade II* listed Cobham...
 
SFGB Quarry Forum
19 June 2020 | Stones / Quarries
With construction activity picking up again, we’re encouraging architects to make a considered effort to select natural stone as their sustainable material of choice. Specifiers are...
Lottery Heritage Fune
18 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the UK’s biggest heritage funder, is extending its coronavirus grant support scheme to cover re-opening and recovery after the shut-down and extends the...
CLC jobs report
18 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
A survey conducted for the Construction Leadership Council says 20% of construction jobs could be lost eventually with a reduction of 10% by September.The predictions come from the cross-industry...
Government-guaranteed loans
17 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
The government's loan guarantee schemes have secured £38.22billion worth of loans for business, according to figures released by the Treasury today (17 June).The figures go up to 14 June....
Robert Merry
15 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
So here it is. The big reveal. The moment the nation (the stone nation) has been waiting for. ‘The winner of the best suggestion for the name for people who go to cities and look at stone......
Covid-19 headstone
14 June 2020 | Natural Stone Memorials
The UK’s long-term lower mortality rate has not been great news for memorial masons but nobody wanted it to end like this.When the number of people dying weekly is more than twice what would...
Fall in GDP
12 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
The UK economy fell 20% in April compared with March, the largest fall recorded on the current series of figures that began in 1997. Commenting on the figures published today (12 June), Jonathan...
Glasnevin Church of the Resurrection
10 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
Ireland's Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, announced today (10 June) the 449 heritage projects across every county in the Republic that will benefit from this...
More grants from Historic England
9 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It is making up to £3million available in grants...
Covid-19
9 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
Business has become generally more positive about the outcome of the coronavirus pandemic on jobs. In March, 30% of firms expected to see a decrease in the size of their workforce as a result of...
the stone industry is #OpenForBusiness
8 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
Stone Federation Great Britain is running a campaign this week (to 12 June) aimed at promoting the fact that the natural stone industry is open and ready to do business with architects, main...
Mark Priestman
6 June 2020 | Training
With sites re-opening, this might be a good time for employers to harness their team members who possess the skills to share some of the responsibility. Many hands make light work and several sets of...

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