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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Young engineers making progress on mental health

Many building services engineers are “struggling” with stress in the face of increasing time and financial pressures, according to one of the industry’s most prominent young engineers. Reanna Taylor, chair of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Future Leaders group, said more engineers were now being forced to work “crazy hours” to keep on top of workloads and the additional...

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Monday, April 15, 2019

BESA sponsors HVR Awards 2019

The HVR Awards is back for its 10th anniversary and with the awards gaining momentum; BESA pledges its support as the headline sponsor.  This year’s HVR Awards sponsorships will be headlined by none other than the UK’s lead trade organisation for building engineering services, BESA. Established in 1904, the Building Engineering Services Association (formerly known as the HVCA) represents the...

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Monday, April 1, 2019

BESA announces Welplan pension and benefits revamp

BESA’s welfare benefit and pensions subsidiary, Welplan Ltd, is to begin to close its master trust pension scheme, which has operated successfully in the H&V and associated industry sectors since 1988. The company will re-focus on increasing investment in and growing its long-standing employee benefits schemes providing sickness, accident, death and other benefits to a wide range of...

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Monday, March 25, 2019

British Standard, BS9009:2019  – Public sector procurement

BESCA, which acts as a certification body as part of the wider BESA Group, is a member of the Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB). As such it has had early sight of the proposed new British Standard, BS9009:2019  – Public sector procurement – Generic requirements for organizations providing products and services. In essence, if a company wants to tender for a public sector...

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Friday, March 15, 2019

National Living and Minimum Wage Increases 2019

The National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are as follows with effect from 1 April 2019: National Living Wage (workers aged 25 and older) Increased from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour. National Minimum Wage workers aged 21 to 24 increased from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour. workers aged 18 to 20 increased from £5.90 to £6.15 per hour. young workers (non-apprentices aged under 18)...

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