Up-to-date comment and thought leadership on key industry issues from our expert team.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A False Alarm?

A False Alarm? BCLive league table bounces back after August downturn.  But is this a return to form or merely a last-minute push to secure work before the Brexit curtain falls?   Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards reports. Those of us - and we count ourselves among this number - that raised the alarm about the immediate future of the UK construction sector last month may have done so...

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Monday, August 12, 2019

My internship at the BESA

As a French engineering student looking to improve my English and my work experience abroad, the city of London was an immediate first choice. Trying to expand my knowledge in various business fields, I was looking for a placement in the construction industry, which could provide a certain breadth for my professional profile. So what better way than to target one of the UK’s top trade bodies for...

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Q1 2019 State of Trade survey results

The BESA Summary of the Q! 2019 State of Trade survey results is available...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019


A group of lawyers, property professionals and environmental consultants called for indoor air quality measures to be made legally enforceable during a roundtable discussion chaired by BESA. Hosted by law firm Clarkslegal at its Covent Garden office, the debate heard that reputational risk and concerns about staff welfare were prompting many property owners and managers to reassess their IAQ...

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Friday, March 15, 2019


Below are the key highlights of the Spring Budget set out on 13 March 2019 by the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond. Economy The economy continues to grow despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit although this year dipping slightly from 1.6% to 1.2% since October’s budget. However, there is a general sense of optimism for 2021/2022 with predicted growth to increase to 1.6% as opposed to expected...

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