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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Over 100 MPs support ring-fencing of retentions with parliamentary Bill

A remarkable 1 in 6 MPs now support ring-fencing cash retentions Political support for holding cash retentions in trust has soared in recent weeks, with over 100 MPs already in favour of ring-fencing of retention monies. Cross-party support for retentions reform includes Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, SNP, DUP, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party. Supporting MPs represent constituencies...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Industry leaders to present Aldous Bill petition to 10 Downing Street

A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered to Prime Minister Theresa May later this month by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders. The group will take the petition to 10 Downing Street on Monday 23 April at around 1.30pm. The group of industry leaders presenting the petition includes FSB National Chair Mike Cherry, FMB Chief Executive Brian Berry, Director...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

BESA mourns John Asprey

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the death of its former head of technical and safety affairs John Asprey. He served the Association – then known as the HVCA – for more than 30 years having joined as productivity officer in 1973. “We are extremely sad to announce the passing of our much admired former colleague John Asprey,” said BESA chief executive David...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Vaughan apprentices ‘rescued’ by BESA members

Seven building engineering apprentices have been swiftly re-employed after losing their jobs following the collapse of part of Vaughan Engineering. Fellow members of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) in Scotland have found positions for all of the apprentices after Vaughan was forced into administration last week as a direct result of the insolvency of the construction giant...

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Friday, March 23, 2018

BESA calls for end to late pay consultations

Late payment legislation backed up by tough enforcement is needed now – not further consultations or voluntary measures, according to the new chief executive of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). David Frise welcomed this week’s promise from business secretary Greg Clark that “urgent” changes would be made to public sector procurement policies. This followed a pledge to...

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