News March - 2011

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23/03/11 - Employers Should Be Central to Education Policy Says CITB-ConstructionSkills

Mark Farrar, Chief Executive of CITB-ConstructionSkills, has called on Government to put employers at the heart of education policy for future skills and training to help Government meet its ambitious targets on apprenticeships.  more info

15/03/11 - CITB ConstructionSkills to be Retained

Following a review of public bodies undertaken by the Cabinet Office, the Government has announced that CITB-ConstructionSkills is to be retained in the public sector, continuing to report to Ministers at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).  more info

15/03/11 - Government Action to save Small Firms £ 40m

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced last week that no small firm will have to have independently audited accounts any longer, saving 42,000 businesses £40 million per year.  more info

01/03/11 - Trips and Falls

Reducing falls and trips is a priority Falls continue to be the biggest cause of fatal injury in Britain’s workplaces, with 34 of the 72 worker deaths in construction in 2007/08(p) resulting from a fall from height.  more info