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5 stars available for Considerate Constructors

Mar 28th 2016 -- Annette McGill

The new US embassy in London is one of the first construction sites to achieve a five star rating under the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national scheme to reward developers that run safe and considerate construction sites. It was designed to improve the image of the construction industry and to promote site safety.

Church Roof Repair Fund deadline is February 26

Jan 2nd 2016 -- Annette McGill

Churches have until Friday 26 February to apply for the second round of the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.

The Fund was set up by the Government to enable repair works to be undertaken to the roofs and rainwater goods of listed places of worship. This round has £25 million funding available which will be disbursed in grants of between £10,000 and £100,000.

Updated guidance on independent schools and public beneft

Oct 25th 2015 -- Annette McGill

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how fee-charging educational charities, including charitable independent schools, can demonstrate how they run their charities for the public benefit.

The Commission has always suggested that sharing facilities such as sports fields or theatres is one way for charitable independent schools to fulfil their public benefit duty, by making provision for the poor to benefit.