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Company fined after angle grinder slices through user's face

Company fined after angle grinder slices through user's face

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Company fined after angle grinder slices through user's face Monday 16th November 2020 A company has been fined £24,000 and ordered to pay £1,412.24 in costs after an employee cut his face when an angle grinder kicked-back.Read More

Record entry in the Cemetery of the Year Awards in spite of Covid

Record entry in the Cemetery of the Year Awards in spite of Covid

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Record entry in the Cemetery of the Year Awards in spite of Covid Thursday 12th November 2020 Despite the Coronavirus restrictions that have put Burial Authorities under increased pressure this year, with many Cemetery Managers working from home, the Cemetery of the Year Awards received mor The staff […]Read More

Clipsham limestone any way you want it from Stamford Stone Company

Clipsham limestone any way you want it from Stamford Stone Company

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Clipsham limestone any way you want it from Stamford Stone Company Monday 9th November 2020 Managing Director Daniel Wilson: “We are currently operating at full capacity and are delivering orders. The safety of our employees and any contractors on site is of utmost importance to us and we […]Read More

UKCA replaces CE mark

UKCA replaces CE mark

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) UKCA replaces CE mark Friday 6th November 2020 This is the new UKCA mark that replaces the CE mark from 1 January 2021.Read More

Furlough extended to the end of March and 80% for self-employed for three months

Furlough extended to the end of March and 80% for self-employed for three months

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Furlough extended to the end of March and 80% for self-employed for three months Thursday 5th November 2020 The Government has now extended the Furlough to the end of March next year and increased support to the self-employed. The changes were announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (5 […]Read More

Cracking up at work – half sick leave due to mental ill-health

Cracking up at work – half sick leave due to mental ill-health

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Cracking up at work – half sick leave due to mental ill-health Thursday 5th November 2020 111 fatal injuries at work (40 in construction) 693,000 non-fatal injuries (61,000 in construction)Read More

Lottery resumes support of new heritage projects this month

Lottery resumes support of new heritage projects this month

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Lottery resumes support of new heritage projects this month Wednesday 4th November 2020 The National Lottery Heritage Fund is re-opening its National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme – but it is not a return to ‘business as usual’, says the Fund’s Chief Executive, Ros Kerslake, i Ros Kerslake, […]Read More

Christmas bonus for self-employed as government support is doubled PLUS more loans for businesses

Christmas bonus for self-employed as government support is doubled PLUS more loans for businesses

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Christmas bonus for self-employed as government support is doubled PLUS more loans for businesses Tuesday 3rd November 2020 The government has doubled the support it is giving self-employed people during the November lockdown. They will now receive 80% of their pre-Covid profit. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced more […]Read More

Government makes U-turn on national lockdown and furlough extension

Government makes U-turn on national lockdown and furlough extension

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Government makes U-turn on national lockdown and furlough extension Sunday 1st November 2020 After weeks of saying it will not happen, the government is returning to a national lockdown in England and extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough). The Prime Minister announcing the government’s change of […]Read More

State aid increased as second wave of Covid takes hold

State aid increased as second wave of Covid takes hold

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) State aid increased as second wave of Covid takes hold Friday 23rd October 2020   State support to be increased for businesses and employees hit by more coronavirus restrictions.Read More

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