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Weekly roundup: Rated People’s UK trade industry news digest

What’s going on in the trades industry? From hilarious pranks to newsworthy updates, there’s never a dull moment. 🙌 It can be hard to keep up with the latest so we’ve put together your weekly dose of the good, the bad and the funny. 👍 Grab 5 minutes and check it out below!

🚨 UK building industry news you should know about

MENTAL HEALTH Half of UK tradespeople have experienced a mental health problem due to work, a new report has found. Look at the key findings and find out how you can improve your mental health on the IronmongeryDirect website.

LEVY RATES The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has decided to keep its mandatory levy rates the same for 2022-2025, after talking to construction employers and other industry stakeholders. The announcement comes ahead of the CITB inviting responses for the final stage of its three-yearly consultation on the levy. Find out more on the CITB website.

STOLEN TOOLS 6 in 10 tradespeople have been offered tools they suspected were stolen. Encouragingly, 91% refused to buy them – read more in HVP Magazine.

MATERIALS SHORTAGE Some building firms may have to delay projects, or close, due to the materials shortage, the Federation of Master Builders has told the BBC.

🤣 You’ll laugh at these funny videos of tradesmen

Instant regret…

We’ve all got a colleague that never turns down a pint!

Has to be done 🍻🤣

Posted by Mason Webb on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Can your partner (or maybe your mum) relate? Send this to them to find out.


Tell me your boyfriends a tradie without telling me your boyfriends a tradie 👸🏼😌😩 @the_tradie_wife #tradiewife #plumber #trade #workshorts #fyp

♬ Astronaut In The Ocean – Masked Wolf

🤤 So satisfying!

Organisation level = expert

📹 Video of the week!

There are plenty more funny videos we could share, but we absolutely loved this one – supportive families are the best!


Mum giving bricklaying a go 😂 its painful to watch 😄 #femalebricky #bricktok #mumma #site #comedy #funny #notapro #fyp #family #needspractice

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

❤️ Keeping up with the trades

Tradespeople do so much brilliant work around the UK every day, we can’t keep up! So, each week, we’re showcasing a positive testimonial that one of you have received from a happy homeowner.

Want to see your content featured in next week’s roundup? Whether it’s informative, funny or downright cringey – we want to know! Send it in to us at: [email protected].

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