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Actis and STA respond to initial consultation on the government’s Future Homes Standard

The construction industry has just a few more weeks in which to respond to the government’s proposed revisions to Parts L and F of the Building Regulations – the first step towards its Future Homes Standard. And insulation specialist Actis has been working with the Structural Timber Association on the …

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Actis welcomes cross-party report on how timber can help solve the housing crisis

A report published this month into how the timber frame industry can play a major role in helping solve the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries says the government must commit to long-term investment into the industry to give …

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Actis welcomes appointment of  government’s MMC champion

The appointment of construction industry renaissance guru Mark Farmer as the government’s champion of Modern Methods of Construction has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. “The author of the ground-breaking, government commissioned Farmer Review of the Construction Labour Model, which called on the industry to ‘modernise or die’ in 2016 …

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Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders and government to take immediate action

A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week, with support from Mates in Mind charity, has found that six out of 10 workers in construction have suffered mental ill-health because of their work. Mates in Mind is now calling on industry leaders and government to be more considered and consistent …

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Vaillant cautiously welcomes decarbonisation investment

Responding to the Government’s recent spending round announcement, Vaillant has cautiously welcomed plans to funnel £30m into infrastructure decarbonisation schemes over the next 12 months. Mark Wilkins, Vaillant Group’s head of training and external affairs, comments: “We welcome the Government’s recognition for investment in infrastructure to support decarbonisation. More funding …

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The BMF Congratulate New Housing Minister

Reacting to the news that the Rt Hon Esther McVey MP has been appointed as the new Minister for Housing, John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the Builders Merchants’ Federation, said “I congratulate Esther McVey on taking up her new role at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in …

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The reason why tenant complaints could soar…

The recently introduced Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – which came into force in March – potentially heralds a significant increase in tenant complaints against landlords whose properties fail to live up to ‘fitness’ standards according to new research from YouGov. The findings of the YouGov poll, commissioned …

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One year on from Carillion’s collapse, Unite warns of Government inaction

Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, has warned that a year after Carillion’s collapse the government’s inaction is putting jobs at risk and could result in future corporate meltdowns. Carillion went into compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018, with £7 billion of liabilities and just £29 million left in the …

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Offsite would help with Shelter’s three million social homes vision, says Actis

A report published this week by housing charity Shelter stating that three million new social homes are required in England over the next 20 years to solve the housing crisis will require practical as well as economic and political assistance, says insulation specialist Actis. Shelter’s 220 report “Building for our …

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£1m to create more construction jobs in Nottingham

Government funding of £1million has been given to Nottingham to get more people into construction training and jobs. Partners in Nottingham have been given a slice of a £22million funding pot, which will be used to launch construction academies with Nottingham College. These academies will bring training to construction sites …

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