Posts tagged with ‘construction’

  • MP’s new Retentions Bill can boost apprenticeships

    By Debbie Eales on December 19, 2017
    BESA fully supports Peter Aldous’ Bill to protect construction SMEs A new parliamentary Bill, being introduced under the Ten Minute Rule by Peter Aldous MP, has the potential to deliver thousands of new apprenticeships, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Bill’s first reading will be on January 9th. The Bill seeks to amend the 1996 Construction Act […]
  • Twenty-three trade associations call on government to reform cash retention practices in construction

    By Debbie Eales on December 19, 2017
    The ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association) and BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) are among 23 trade bodies to have signed the following open letter on the issue of retentions in construction. Calling on the Government to reform retention practices, the signitories suggest Regulations should specify that retentions must be held in a statutory retention deposit scheme (rather than in clients’ own […]