Posts tagged with ‘Paul Reeve’

  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • MP, Peter Aldous, launches retentions bill

    By Debbie Eales on January 8, 2018
    Proposed parliamentary legislation designed to dramatically reform the controversial practice of payment retentions in the construction industry was formally unveiled at a House of Commons briefing today (January 8th). The Bill, which is being introduced under the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Peter Aldous MP and will have its first reading in parliament tomorrow (January 9th), has attracted cross-party support with […]
  • Trade bodies welcome sector deal

    By Debbie Eales on November 29, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA have both welcomed the government’s decision to focus on improving productivity as a key element of its special ‘sector deal’ with construction. Construction has been chosen as a front runner alongside life sciences, artificial intelligence and the automotive industry for a new partnership between government, […]
  • Trade bodies urge Chancellor to support SMEs in Budget

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    BESA and ECA issue five-point plan ahead of Budget on Wednesday 22 November With the Autumn Budget due to be announced in just three weeks time, the ECA and the BESA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have […]
  • Shortlisted nominees for ECA Annual Awards 2017 announced ahead of ceremony

    By Debbie Eales on May 2, 2017
    Twenty-one leading businesses from across the engineering and electrotechnical services sector have been shortlisted by judges for this year’s Electrical Contractors’ Association Annual Awards, beating off major competition in the process. The successful organisations have been recognised by the judges for their performances in eight categories, which include: ‘Contractor of the Year’, ‘Best Client/Contractor Partnership’, ‘Innovation in Contracting’, ‘Best Health […]
  • ECA backs new parliamentary energy storage report

    By Debbie Eales on October 19, 2016
    Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee calls for storage revolution Following a new report on future energy provision by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has voiced its full support for the report’s recommendation to boost the UK’s energy storage capacity and demand side response. Entitled ‘The energy revolution and future […]
  • Construction workers six times more likely to die from suicide than falls

    By Debbie Eales on August 12, 2016
    Suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights, according to mental health volunteers. Samaritans – the mental health charity – told a recent seminar that more attention must be paid to depression and stress in the construction industry. The seminar – which was hosted and organised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors’ […]
  • Three in four building services firms ‘actively managing’ occupational health

    By Debbie Eales on April 25, 2016
    Almost three quarters (72 per cent) of building services firms say they actively manage occupational health, according to a new survey from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the BESA and Constructing Better Health. Of those that said they managed occupational health (OH), some 82 per cent cited a ‘moral duty’ as a key reason for doing so, while over half […]