Posts tagged with ‘Tony Howard’

  • MP’s new Retentions Bill ‘can boost apprenticeships’

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2017
    BESA fully support 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 […]
  • Hammond got sums wrong on skills – says BESA

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The Chancellor might be in the builders’ ‘good books’ following the Budget, but he has missed an open goal on skills, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Philip Hammond has been widely praised for his pledge to build 300,000 new homes a year supported by £44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees. The Chancellor’s support for SMEs […]
  • Rise in plumbing courses fails to address the skills gap

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    The industry is being flooded by trainees with basic plumbing qualifications rather than the higher skills needed to address the skills gap, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It has criticised a number of training providers for promoting lower cost plumbing courses to employers at the expense of the wider scoped building services apprenticeships and has urged employers […]