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Forum bids to keep key workers safe from intimidation

The CICV Forum is helping to provide greater visibility on what constitutes ‘essential work’ to prevent key workers being harassed and verbally abused during vital construction projects. Forum members have reported an increasing number of tradespeople being intimidated and verbally

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Small businesses boosted by fast-track finance

The Chancellor has announced that small businesses will now benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders. Loans of up to £50,000 will be available to ensure that small firms who need

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New support for apprentices and employers during Covid-19

These are difficult times for employers, apprentices and providers of apprenticeship training and assessment. As a result, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is implementing new measures immediately to make it easier for apprenticeships to continue and complete in

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Forum praises HMRC, but says real test is still to come

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has hailed the “speed and efficiency” of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rollout – but says the real test will be if all claims are paid on time. The specialist body said the successful launch by HMRC

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