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Onshore Wind Turbines (Proximity of Habitation) Bill
Keeping up with new legislation should be part of any reputable umbrella company’s service, providing information and advice to their contractors, keeping them up to date, with relevant trends and most importantly legislation which affects them. For those of you in the construction and engineering sector, you’ll find the Onshore Wind Turbines Bill, of particular interest.
This is a Private Member’s Bill - which means the text is not yet available until its second reading due to take place on 30th March 2012, if there is anyone, who would like to know how exactly this could affect the construction and engineering field you can contact the sponsor of the bill, Chris Heaton Harris.
Basic summary of the bill:
The Bill was initially introduced on 17th March 2010, under the Ten Minute Rule. The Bill entitles local authorities to locate development plans in a certain area and there will be a set-back distance between onshore wind turbines and habitations.
The Bill, will no doubt improve engineering contract opportunities further, for this already buoyant sector. Unlike many other sectors where job cuts and redundancies remain firmly on top of most businesses’ agenda.
With predictions of 90,000 jobs being created within the wind energy industry over the next decade, the tide is certainly in favour of construction and engineering contractors. As engineers set sail to travel the country, the necessity for a reliable reputable umbrella company will be essential, in order to manage their pay and expenses efficiently.
The UK’s wind power sector has revealed that there has been an increase in employment by 91% in the past three years. With so many job opportunities within the construction and engineering sector, contractors will no doubt be a target for umbrella companies. The main two aspects to check when choosing an umbrella company is their fee structure and payment terms, always check the small print.
Renewable energy is developing at a rapid speed in the UK, which is constantly creating new jobs, umbrella companies in the UK should look at how quickly they are developing in other European countries, in order to provide a service which enables our UK contractors to work abroad.
by Julian Goldie, Marketing Manager