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Homes Market Update: February 2022

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect, Homes

Published 28th Jan 22 - by sophiecoyle

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Scrap apprenticeship levy to get more people into green building jobs, Lords urge Government

The House of Lords’ Built Environment Committee is warning the UK Government that its approach to housebuilding is out of kilter with national commitments on levelling up and the environment, and that key ambitions won’t be realised without better support for training and education.

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Lords report calls for action on removing housing barriers

The government must “take action” to remove barriers to housebuilding if it wishes to meet its target of 300,000 new homes a year, according to the House of Lords Built Environment Committee.


Defra seeks views on biodiversity net gain requirements

The government is inviting comments on it plans to make developers deliver a ‘biodiversity net gain’ with anything they build.

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February’s featured topic: Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

The Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) programme is an industry-wide initiative that aims to make workplaces better for everyone.

As a sector, we need to embrace FIR in order to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills to address the industry-wide skills shortage. Homebuilder clients and developers are increasingly expecting their supply chain partners to work with them to achieve this. Take a look at some of the key resources available to support you on this:

Equality, Diversity And Inclusion Policy Template

Simple document for small businesses to use to get started writing their EDI policy.

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CIPD Good Work Index

The CIPD Good Work Index provides an annual snapshot of job quality in the UK, giving insight to drive improvement to working lives. Measures of GDP and employment rates are important, but we also need to understand whether the jobs we have are good or poor and how they can be improved.

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Developing A Diversity Communication Strategy

Communication is absolutely vital. It’s not about communicating in singular ways or even one-way communication. It is about ensuring that it is inclusive, it’s diverse, that you’re thinking about people.

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Upcoming Virtual Training:

Eliminating Waste & Delivering Social Value – Case Study Lunch ‘n’ Learn

A 1 hour case study Lunch ‘n’ Learn with PPE and workwear supplier Mathias and Sons on how they have implemented various sustainability initiatives to reduce waste and deliver social value.

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Supply Chain Risk, Resilience & Capacity – Lunch ‘n’ Learn

This 1 hour session will provide you with an overview of supplier resilience and capacity issues, and help you understand how to mitigate it.

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