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Update from WorldSkills – “Skills Have No Gender”

TTA are supporting the UK Squad in the WorldSkills Wall and Floor Tiling Competition,  with Members, Schluter Systems Ltd being the main sponsors of the Squad and BAL supporting by supplying their adhesives and grouts for the training and competition events. “Member organizations of WorldSkills have been voicing their commitment to the equality agenda, throughout International Women’s Day. […]


Good Practices to avoid Age Discrimination in the Workplace

The average life expectancy has steadily been rising over the past several decades. As a result, people are remaining in the workforce longer, making businesses increasingly multi-generational. In fact, there are an estimated 1.19 million employees over the age of 65*. However, as the number of older workers has increased, so has the potential for […]


Tackling illegal working

Build UK has published guidance in conjunction with the Home Office to help employers take the necessary steps to verify that their workers have the right to work in the UK. More information here or visit Build UK Newsline.  


Register for the online apprenticeship service

The Department of Education and Skills Funding Agency are encouraging large employers to register for an online apprenticeship service in readiness for the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017. The apprenticeship service is an online digital system (similar to online banking) that has been set up to support the apprenticeship levy. The levy will […]


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 […]


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