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Friday, August 24, 2018

GOVERNMENT PUBLISH THEIR ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT ADVICE

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 APPLAUD NETWORK RAIL – IF THEY CAN DO IT, WE ALL CAN

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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Friday, April 13, 2018

Destination Downing Street

It is not every day that you can say you are planning to drop in on the Prime Minister, but these are not ordinary days. As BESA chief executive, I am privileged to be part of a very special coalition backed by almost 350,000 businesses. We will be delivering a petition on fair payment and retentions to 10 Downing Street on April 23rd – making your voice heard in the corridors of power. I,...

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Friday, April 6, 2018

A new tax year - what is changing?

With the new tax year starting today many rumours of a large a shake-up in the tax system have been thrown around. As with everything when money and politics are involved, some of these are true and some are not. From the controversial new sugar tax to the ongoing fuel duty freeze, here is a quick summary for BESA members of what is actually changing:   National Living Wage – UP The National...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What is a Ten Minute Rule Bill?

There is to be a Parliamentary Bill on retentions, to be introduced by Peter Aldous MP, that will be backed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services body ECA. This will be a ‘Ten Minute Rule Bill,’ looking to amend the 1996 Construction Act to ensure that retention monies are held in a third party trust scheme. Members may be...

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