News - The BESA
PAGE SECTIONS: BESA BESA TOP: BESA

News

Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

BESA welcomes public sector progress on prompt payment

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the updated Prompt Payment guidance, recently published by the Government, clarifying what suppliers should take note of in their approach to payment in major procurement contracts. This update reiterates the Government’s November 2018 announcement that from 1 September 2019, any organisation that bids for a central government...

Read More

Thursday, July 25, 2019

BESA urges members to sign industry-led climate pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has thrown its support behind historic industry-led declarations committed to tackling the ‘crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss’. Several large construction consultants and structural engineers, including Aecom, Arup, Atkins, BuroHappold, Mott MacDonald and WSP, have signed declarations titled UK Building Services Declare, UK...

Read More

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris has ‘once in generation’ chance to transform buildings

The new government team led by Boris Johnson has an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically shift policy on the built environment and deliver higher standards of safety, sustainability and social justice, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It urged the new administration to back up rhetoric around climate change with robust legislation; to enshrine the...

Read More

Monday, July 15, 2019

BESA launches vent hygiene safety scheme

BESCA, the UKAS accredited certification body of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate competence as part of the industry-wide campaign to improve safety in buildings. With building owners, operators and insurers becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, there has...

Read More

Thursday, July 11, 2019

BESA urges members to prepare for VAT changes

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged businesses to prepare for changes to way VAT is charged, due to start in October, following recent reports from that 150,000 construction firms could be affected. From 1 October HMRC will introduce VAT Reverse Charging on the majority of construction related services. Companies who are VAT registered and Construction Industry...

Read More

Why join BESA?

Find out more about how BESA can help your business and the benefits available to members.

Read More

Find a BESA Member

Use our simple, fast member search function to find a BESA Member for your next project.

Read More

Why Use a BESA Member?

Find out why you should use a BESA Member for your next project.

Read More