Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

The government has announced that it will significantly increase the reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the difficult months to come.

NFRC members commit to over 40 industry placements through Kickstart Scheme

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors has received commitments from its members for over 40 six-month placements for young people on Universal Credit, through the government’s ‘Kickstart Scheme’.

New group director of risk and legal compliance improves Avonside Group’s...

Avonside Group strengthens its senior team with the appointment of Chris Harrell as its new group director of risk and legal compliance.

Builders’ merchants see slower rate of recovery in August

Sales to builders by Britain’s builders’ merchants have continued to recover, but at a slower pace in August compared to the previous two months, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index report.

Russell Roof Tiles donates £4k to local life-saving charities

Russell Roof Tiles has donated £4,000 between two life-saving charities local to its sites in Burton on Trent and Lochmaben.

Shortlist announced for virtual Façade Awards UK

During these unprecedented and challenging times, we all need a little positivity in our lives, which is why RCI magazine, is pleased to bring a glimmer of joy to the industry by announcing that plans are underway to bring the Façade Awards UK to you as a live-stream event on Friday 11 February, 2021.

Construction Leadership Council publishes Brexit movement of people guide

The Movement of People Workstream, which is part of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Brexit Working Group has published guidance for companies on how to manage the movement of people and workers into the UK from 1 January, 2021.

CMOSTORES.COM supports Green Homes Grant scheme

Following the launch of the government’s new Green Homes Grant initiative last month, tradespeople and homeowners taking part in the scheme will be able to hit the ground running with the help of online construction products merchant CMOStores.com.

BMF seeks extension to Trade Credit Insurance scheme

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has asked the government to extend its Trade Credit Insurance re-insurance scheme, which is scheduled to finish at the end of December, into next year

Inferior battens could be putting roofers at risk

Following concerns about inferior battens coming into the market, Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director for Marley, answers contractors' questions about safety and roofing battens