The information in our Weekly News this week deals with a number of important issues that I would like to draw your attention to. These in the main relate to the continuing economic impact resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and also the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December and the resulting changes affecting business.
In our General Area open to members and non-members of SPRA we highlight the ‘Kickstart Scheme’ designed to create placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit and also as mentioned last week we highlight a webinar hosted by the CPA concerning issues still requiring attention associated with Brexit.
Our Members Area this week has more information and detail on some additional important issues.
We firstly highlight a joint workshop for members that SPRA and LRWA are holding with the BBA concerning certification, CE and UKCA marking after the end of the transition period on 1st January 2021.Also for members we highlight the ‘The Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2020’ report recently launched which provides a regional analysis of construction contract awards. Two separate items concerning the support available from the CITB relating to training and from the UK Government regarding self-employment are also covered here.
Our final piece, in case you missed it, relates to updated guidance by the UK Government concerning REACH, published in September.
As always, I hope you find the enclosed helpful and wish all SPRA members a safe and successful week.
Source: Ronan Brunton, SPRA CEO