News


What would a Corbyn-led government mean for the construction industry?

June 8, 2017

Its felt like a long 7 weeks  for the so-called snap election, but the day has finally come to cast our votes. The conservatives lead  in the polls has been cut throughout the campaign, although they are still the bookies’ favourite to be returned to government. Two Key areas have swayed construction industry workers causing […]

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May Bank Holiday Opening Hours and Payroll

May 26, 2017

The Simon Nicholas Associates Office shall be closed on Monday 29th May 2017 for  Bank Holiday. We  re-open for business at 7am on Tuesday 30th  May  2017   Always on hand… However, if you need to contact us, we are always available on 0115 987 8484 or 07791 676 819.   Payroll bits….. Timesheets for work completed […]

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Construction growth edges up again in April.

May 16, 2017

UK Construction companies report a solid start to the second quarter of 2017. This has been helped by faster rises in civil engineering and residential building activity.

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Shocking results from Construction News Mind Matters Survey

May 5, 2017

Industry leaders demand urgent action on tackling mental health in the construction industry following “shocking” results from CN’s Mind Matters survey.

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Specialist sites to get £15bn funding boost

May 3, 2017

Specialist property developments like student accommodation and PRS towers are set to attract £15bn in investment this year.

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Cemex drivers ballot on strike action

April 21, 2017

Construction material supply warning as Cemex UK drivers ballot on strike action.

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Have a smashing Easter

April 12, 2017

Simon Nicholas Associates Easter opening hours , payroll information and timesheet download.

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Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit

March 29, 2017

As we head out of the European Union, what will the vote mean for the construction industry?

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National Apprenticeship Week

March 9, 2017

In National Apprenticeship Week, Simon Nicholas Associates share the success story of our apprentice and the positive impact he’s had on our business.

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Encouraging & supporting women in construction

March 8, 2017

As we celebrate International Women’s Day we look at encouraging and supporting women in to the Construction industry. Remember, its not just for boys.

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Increase in National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage

March 2, 2017

From April 2017, the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) are set to increase.
The NLW will be increased to £7.50 an hour for workers aged 25 and older.

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National Smartcard CSCS Audit 8th February 2017

February 7, 2017

The CSCS are encouraging cardholders to bring their cards to work on Wednesday 8th February as Build UK and CECA are carrying out a nation-wide SmartCard Audit.

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