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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MAC report not in favour of unskilled EU workers

In July 2017, the Home Secretary (at that time, Amber Rudd) commissioned a report from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to analyse current patterns of European Economic Area (EEA) migration to the UK and the impact it has on the economy and wider society. Publishing their findings earlier today, under a new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the MAC have released their final report, with some...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BESA Training Challenge Accepted!

I have been working as one of BESA’s Regional Association Managers for 18 months now and I have spent time getting to know the members, learning the ropes and proactively communicating the benefits of BESA to all. So, I thought it was time to get stuck in to the day-to-day activity that some of our members are involved in. We have a range of experts from air-conditioning to facilities...

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Important changes to BESA health & safety compliance for members

Following feedback from our membership, we are delighted to announce that the way the association assesses health and safety compliance for BESA membership has been revised. SSIP is no longer a mandatory requirement for BESA membership, instead members are simply asked to demonstrate compliance with statutory health and safety requirements. These revisions have been recommended by the BESA...

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Friday, August 24, 2018


Yesterday Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set out what he calls the Government’s “practical and proportionate” advice in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. A number of Ministers are on record saying that a deal is the most likely outcome of negotiations, but “short-term disruption” might be possible without one. The Government’s published guidance notes include...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018


BESA welcomes today’s news from Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the UK’s railway network, which has announced new policies to greatly improve payment practices. Network Rail will include in their standard contract terms that suppliers must pay their subcontractors within 28 days and not withhold a retention. Being paid promptly, within 28 days of completing work,...

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