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Independent Fixers Joining TTA at the start of 2017

It is with great pleasure that we welcome aboard our newest Independent Fixer members, who will now enjoy the many benefits being part of TTA provides. Sharon Taylor of Viva Tiling. Andrew Kindred of Kindred Innovations. Dan Kyle of DK Tiling Solutions. Kevin Mackay of Mackay Tiling Ltd David Larsen of Victorian Floor Tiles Craig […]


Changes to CSCS Construction Related Occupation (CRO) Cards

CSCS will no longer issue CRO cards as of 31 March 2017 as the industry moves towards full qualification, a development which has important implications for sub-contractors, as it affects card requirements for site visitors who are not undertaking construction occupations. As a result of the changes, which will affect over 230,000 cardholders, anyone visiting […]


Salary Sacrifice Changes – Employers need to plan!

The latest blog from Steve Herbert, Head of Benefit Strategy, Jelf: Cast your mind back to the Autumn Budget Statement, and you may recall that The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced significant changes to some Employee Benefits funded via the use of Salary Sacrifice. The changes proposed are perhaps less problematic to employers […]


TAX GUIDANCE INFORMATION FROM BUILD UK – JANUARY

TTA Members can access the Construction Industry Joint Taxation Committee’s (JTC) monthly tax guidance newsletter as a key benefit of the Association’s Build UK membership. Build UK advised that Members often register the difficulties they face in complying with changes to taxation rules and regulations, and can now access the JTC newsletter which is publicised […]


CSCS RELEASES SMART CARD PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched a video campaign to promote the use of SmartCard technology across construction sites in the UK. The campaign consists of four short animated videos which focus on the benefits behind the technology and the future of CSCS SmartCards. The microchipped cards, which were originally created to certify […]


TTA URGES ADHERENCE TO CAP GUIDANCE

The Tile Association is encouraging its members to be aware of the guidelines issued by the Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) when considering pricing strategies. This applies particularly to the issue of defining Recommended Retail Prices (RRPs) when promoting discount sales campaigns. It is believed that certain companies within our sector are making claims such […]


Find Apprenticeship Training

‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ tool now live The Skills Funding Agency has launched a new tool to help employers across England find apprenticeship training.  ‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ is now available on GOV.UK: https://findapprenticeshiptraining.sfa.bis.gov.uk/ It gives employers information about apprenticeships on offer at approved training organisations and includes information on more than 16,000 apprenticeships, as well as […]


Build UK Announces Dates for Open Doors 2017

Following the phenomenal success of Open Doors 2016, Build UK is delighted to announce that the next Open Doors initiative will take place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April 2017. Open Doors which is delivered by Build UK, in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), sees Build UK members open live […]


New Sponsorship Opportunities Boost TTA Awards For 2017!

The TTA is unveiling a comprehensive and attractive programme of high profile sponsorship activities for the 2017 TTA Awards. These opportunities include promotion before, during and after the Gala Awards night, which is to be held on 19 May at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, Central London. Past Award sponsors have found the publicity they […]


Former Hanson MD is elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers

Former Managing Director of Hanson Building Products UK, David Szymanski, is to be elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers. David will become Master in a year that sees the City of London Livery Company celebrate the 600th anniversary of its first recorded Master. The Installation Ceremony and Annual Service will take […]


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