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be your own boss

How to become a sole trader

Becoming a sole trader is perhaps one of the most straightforward ways to start a business. There are no registration fees to pay, it...
construction skills

Apprenticeship levy under fire

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has advised the UK government to “radically rethink” its controversial apprenticeship levy.Due to launch in April 2017, the...
ecotechniques

Green building techniques for tradesmen

The Construction 2025 Industrial Strategy is hoping to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions released by the built environment over the next decade....
In der Autowerkstatt

Do we need more apprentices in construction?

Where will the future of construction be if we are failing to adequately equip the next generation of tradespeople with the right skills?The skill-crisis...
Eco

Green is Clean: why we need to think eco

EU leaders are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 40%; they will also aim at increasing energy efficiency by 27%...
construction workers

Health and safety for tradesmen

Health and safety should always come first. With more fatalities in 2015/2016 than any other sector within the UK, construction firms across the UK...
asbestos risk business

Asbestos deaths: 20 tradesmen a week afflicted

Tradespeople could be coming into contact with the potentially fatal asbestos chemical more than 100 times each year, new figures show.According to HSE, around...
accident at construction site

Staying safe on a construction site

Building sites come in all shapes and sizes from a large construction compound to a home’s conservatory conversion. But it doesn't matter how big...