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Temporary arrangements have been put in place, to provide DBS checks and fast-track emergency checks of the Adults’ and Children’s Barred Lists free-of-charge.More information.
Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years, under measures introduced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma. More information.
Private sector to private sector business is expected to dramatically slow down; however, should there be an economic downturn, it is almost certain that the Government will invest heavily in the public sector to kickstart a revival and boost economic growth within the country. To fully maximise the value of your sales force, now is the perfect time for your organisation to be proactively analysing and identifying where the opportunities will sit within the public sector in the 6 to 12 months ahead. NEW Tender opportunities are published regularly on the Members Only page.
Further to the Chancellor's announcement regarding support for those that are self-employed, we are making sure you have access to the details of the support scheme. Self-employment Income Support Scheme: more information FAQs relating to the scheme can be found here:
Confirmation that Government advice on tradespeople working alone and those providing community services can continue. More information click here
Since last week the Chancellor has set out a package of measures to support businesses through the disruption caused by COVID-19. The chancellor also announced that the self-employed who have Income Tax Self-Assessment, payments due on the 31 July 2020 will have until the 31 January 2021 to make their payments. See more here
The Federation of Window Cleaners are lobbying the Government for the benefit of the industry through the British Cleaning Council, and we are represented by FWC Executive Member Paul Thrupp - the BCC Chairman. Click here to read more about this
New Rules on staying at home; ‘whilst window Cleaning services cannot be undertaken from home it is important to assess what is essential work before considering this… click here for more.
The ONLY 5 reasons Government state you may leave your home for: To go to Work (if you’re a key worker) To shop for groceries, medicine and other essentials (infrequently) To exercise outside (Once a day) To provide care or help a vulnerable person. For any medical need  You can get informaton for the Self Employed - Statutory self-employment pay – information direct from Parliament Amendment 23/3/20
On 23 March the Government, stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All non-essential premises must now close…. Click here for the full report.
‘Best practice measures for your window cleaning business’ click here
GREAT NEWS ABOUT HMRC – businesses struggling to meet payment obligations during COVID-19 – Click link for more
In case coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in the UK, employers should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff. Advice here
New Window Cleaners WFP Best Practice Guide launched today…..produced as a joint initiative between HSE – FWC and five other industry specialists with the aim of providing guidance to decrease the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) during the three steps of using water-fed-poles to clean windows. Click Here to see a copy of the document.
The Wales Health at Work Partnership* (WHWP) invite Members to the inaugural Wales Health at Work Summit 2019 at St George’s Hotel, Llandudno at 9.30am–3.30pm on Thursday 10 October 2019. Click here to read more
Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s cleaning sector.   The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £1,000 to enable participation in one of two leadership development programs: Leading Edge (for junior and aspiring leaders and managers) and Executive Ready (for mid-level leaders and managers).   Expressions of Interest Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Wednesday, 16th October: www.womenandleadership.org/register
Top 5 Most Influential People In Window Cleaning 2019 - features amongs others; Bryan Dolby former Chairman of the Federation of window cleaners. Click Here for more...
New Member benefit for 2019! Hot off the press...Tender Alert Service - direct to your inbox.
Funding of up to £1,000 for cleaning sector women available Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s cleaning sector. The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £1,000 to enable participation in a leadership development program. The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing a powerful and effective development opportunity for cleaning sector women; however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of April. Expressions of Interest. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Friday, 5th April:...
The 2019 Window Cleaning Company of the year Competition. Now Open to all registered members of the federation. Entry Forms are available from the FWC, or simply click here to download both forms - Window Cleaning Company & Window Cleaner (Nominated Employee). Winners will receive £100 Gift voucher, a framed certificate , engraved trophy. Presentation will be at the Cleaning Show on 19th March 2019.
Today @cyberawaregov and @ukgeneralgroup's new stats reveal the info we Brits often keep in our inboxes, which could be gold dust to cyber criminals, if not properly protected. Make #OneReset to your email password to make it strong and separate to help protect against hackers. See the video from travel vlogger Monica Stott talking about holiday memories and how to ensure you don’t lose them with poor cyber hygiene: https://thetravelhack.com/travel-tips/one-reset-cyber-aware/
Check out FWC's new Online Shopping site for your Window Cleaning Equipment and more.....
Trading Standards - Alert - #scam callers targeting #Stockport residents claiming to be Scotland Yard, saying card had been used #fraudulently.… https://t.co/LkGl7ZIHyi
The potential temporary usage restriction will not initially affect commercial customers nor domestic customers using the water for business needs. If there were to be any further restrictions due to be implemented, we will communicate this through our website and set clear expectations on any expmptions in the future. For clarity on the regions we supply, please use the following link; https://www.water.org.uk/consumers/find-your-supplier United Utilities Group PLC 11/7/2018
Training for Window Cleaners. "Cleaning Windows Safely Using WFP & Portable Ladders" and "Risk Assessment" for cleaning windows, guttering ad external facades - See the next avaiilable course dates and venues at.
Its only 1day before the new GDPR comes into force GDPR …and it will most likely affect your organisation. The Data Protection Act updates data protection laws for the digital age. It received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/data-protection-act-2018
Its only 7-days before the Manchester Cleaning Show - have you registered for your Free Entry badge yet Click Here to register now at the same time register for a chance to win £250 competing against fellow window cleaners on 11th-12th April starts at 12:30 prompt - Click here.
@CyberAwareGov’s new research with @Experian shows over 79% of Brits surveyed have sent personal info via email– such as passports & bank details. Your email can be a ‘treasure trove’ for hackers. Do #OneReset today to make your password strong & separate to your other accounts
FWC invite Registered Members of the federation to nominate either themselves or any other paid up member of the federation with the expertise and drive to qualify for a position on the federation’s executive council. Return your Nomination Form by the 28th February 2018. Click Here to download your WORD nomination form. Click Here for PDF
PRESS RELEASE UPDATE .announcement update - Click Here for more information
Spending too much time on your devices? @cyberawaregov says take a #TechFree15 min break whilst installing the latest software & app updates Click Here for more
WARNING! about a leaflet currently being distributed refering to Dangers of the WaterFed Window Cleaning Poles. Please be aware this is a SCAM and The Plastics Window Federation have confirmed this. Click Here to view the leaflet. Anyone with any information on the perpetrator responsible for this leaflet please inform the Plastics Window Federation asap on T:01582 456147

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