Posts tagged with ‘Carillion’

  • BESA backs Hackitt’s recommendation to focus on the broader system

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)*. The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call […]
  • Carillion treated suppliers with ‘contempt’

    By Debbie Eales on May 16, 2018
    Today’s (May 16) joint report from the House of Commons Business and Works and Pensions Select Committee has highlighted Carillion’s abuse of its supply chains. They were treated with “contempt” said the report. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest sector of UK construction by value – welcomed the Committee’s report. Commenting on the report, SEC Group’s […]
  • Leading construction body welcomes government action on supply chains: but more needs to be done

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    Construction body, the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will be introducing a package of measures to support SMEs supplying to government. SEC Group’s CEO, Rudi Klein, said that he was particularly pleased that the Government intends to exclude poor payers from government procurement. He said: “We have been urging the Government to introduce […]
  • Industry leaders to present Aldous Bill petition to 10 Downing Street

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered to Prime Minister Theresa May later this month by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders. The group will take the petition to 10 Downing Street on Monday, 23 April at around 1.30pm. The group of industry leaders presenting the petition includes FSB National Chair Mike Cherry, FMB […]
  • BESA hails Chancellor’s payment and training pledges

    By Debbie Eales on March 21, 2018
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed promises made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tackle late payment and support apprenticeships. In his Spring Statement, Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that he would take on the “scourge of late payment”, which undermines SMEs and puts thousands of jobs at risk. He also pledged to release £80m […]
  • More than 60 trade bodies unite behind ‘Aldous’ Bill in Carillion aftermath

    By Debbie Eales on March 15, 2018
    In the wake of the Carillion collapse an industry coalition of over 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies now back the ‘Aldous Bill;’ proposing cash retentions owed to the supply chain be held in trust. By far the largest industry coalition ever formed on the issue of late and unfair payment, amid growing support and clear industry appetite for reform, […]
  • The CIPHE offers support to Carillion apprentices

    By Debbie Eales on February 6, 2018
    Following the demise of Carillion plc, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is offering apprentices affected by the company’s collapse complimentary Trainee Membership and proactive support in finding other potential employers. Tim Sainty, Membership Director for the CIPHE said: “CIPHE is devoted to professionalism and standards in the plumbing and heating industry, so to see apprentices learning […]
  • Engineering specialists press PwC and government on Carillion collapse

    By Debbie Eales on January 19, 2018
    ECA and the BESA meet with liquidators PwC and Government on Wednesday Leading engineering services trade bodies ECA and BESA have this week (Wednesday 17 January) pressed Carillion liquidators PwC to provide greater certainty to private sector contractors over the outstanding cash owed by the fallen construction giant. PwC’s David Kelly confirmed they and Carillion will provide suppliers with ‘commitment […]
  • Carillion collapse adds urgency to resolving retentions issues

    By Debbie Eales on January 15, 2018
    The liquidation of construction giant Carillion could lead to potentially catastrophic losses for thousands of SMEs, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA. According to its latest set of accounts, Carillion was holding over £800m in retentions payments owed to sub-contractors. There is growing alarm that much of this money […]