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IR35 and reverse VAT rule changes

IR35 and reverse VAT rule changes

Significant changes to the rules on IR35 and on the VAT reverse charge for building and construction services will be introduced next year. IR35 legislation was originally introduced in April 2000 to ensure that workers who provide their services through…
Hackitt hints at plan to reward ‘early adopters’ and warns that some firms will not survive reform

Hackitt hints at plan to reward ‘early adopters’ and warns that some firms will not survive reform

Dame Judith Hackitt has announced plans to recognise companies who reform their working practices before they are forced to by new regulations. Speaking at the BESA National Conference, the chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group said businesses should not…
Proposed kitchen extract duct standard rejected

Proposed kitchen extract duct standard rejected

Following revisions to the Standard ‘BS EN 1366-12:2014+A1:2019 Fire resistance tests for service installations. Non-mechanical fire barrier for ventilation ductwork’, the CEN Technical Committee 127 – Fire Safety in Buildings – contemplated creating a separate standard for kitchen extract ducts…
October Newsletter

October Newsletter

The ADCAS newsletter for October 2020 is now avilable to view here. This month's newsletter includes information on the latest ADCAS publications, updates on government schemes and news from ADCAS member companies.
Joint publication clears up confusion over compliance

Joint publication clears up confusion over compliance

PRESS RELEASE 18th September 2020 Joint publication clears up confusion over compliance A number of technical standards needed to ensure fire resistant and smoke control ventilation systems comply with safety regulations have not yet been published, leading to confusion in…
New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

Furloughed employees who are then made redundant will now receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage, under new laws. Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant…
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has announced a new inquiry to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill. The draft bill sets out how the Government intends to put into law the policies set out in…
CLC announces launch of Talent Retention Scheme

CLC announces launch of Talent Retention Scheme

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has partnered with industry and government to launch the Talent Retention Scheme – a new online portal designed to support the redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy, allowing them to be temporarily loaned between…
Clean-up Operation

Clean-up Operation

Regardless of application or environment, ductwork ventilation systems should never be categorised as 'fit and forget' and will need regular cleaning and maintenance in order to function properly. Malcolm Moss, president of the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services…
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to know

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to know

What you need to know about coronavirus and how it will impact your business Welcome to the CBI's Coronavirus Hub. We've collated everything you need to know about COVID-19, including advice, guidance, and what your business can do to help.…
Reverse VAT postponed by 12 months

Reverse VAT postponed by 12 months

The government has agreed to delay the implementation of domestic reverse charge VAT for construction services by a year following lobbying efforts led by a coalition of industry organisations. The coalition put forward a strong case for delaying the introduction…
Major fair payment and mental health initiative launches in UK

Major fair payment and mental health initiative launches in UK

A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry in order to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health and business wellbeing. The survey is being run by…
Update on review of Approved Document B

Update on review of Approved Document B

The government has released its Technical Review of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations which contains a summary of responses received in relation to its call for evidence. government stated that although there is a clear desire for change,…
ADCAS welcomes introduction of new pre-qualification system

ADCAS welcomes introduction of new pre-qualification system

ADCAS has announced its full support for a newly introduced pre-qualification (PQ) system – a joint venture by Build UK and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) designed to tackle the current pre-qualification inefficiencies costing the construction industry millions every…
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