Posts tagged with ‘Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group’

  • FETA welcomes first reading of retentions bill

    By Debbie Eales on January 10, 2018
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the first reading of a new retentions bill in parliament on 9th January 2018. The ‘Aldous Bill’ has been introduced under the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Conservative MP for Waveney Peter Aldous, and has received cross-party support from 12 sponsoring MPs, including Sir Henry Bellingham (Conservative), Barry Sheerman (Labour), Caroline Lucas […]
  • 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 […]
  • Construction body gives cautious welcome to government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper

    By Debbie Eales on November 28, 2017
    The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has given a cautious welcome to the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. The White Paper highlights the need for whole life value (rather than initial capital costs) to be at the core of construction procurement. The White Paper adds: “The sector will aim to develop a procurement standard and work with the Infrastructure and Projects […]