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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BESA mourns Brian Townsend (1935-2019)

BESA has paid tribute to one of its most popular and influential figures Brian Townsend, who died on Sunday. Brian was only the eighth person in the Association’s history to be awarded its Distinguished Service Award for individuals “who have rendered extra-special service to the Association and its activities” – effectively joining the BESA ‘Hall of Fame’. Brian was president during the...

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Cool topics at BESA Conference

The BESA National Conference will feature two ‘must attend’ sessions for building engineering contractors linked to the future of cooling. The one-day conference held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on 21 November has an overall theme of: ‘Competence, compliance and climate change – turning theory into practice’. It will consider how the building engineering industry can meet many of...

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Major fair payment and mental health initiative launches

A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health and business wellbeing. The survey is being run by leading engineering services trade bodies BESA and ECA, in association with the Prompt Payment Directory. The survey can be completed here. BESA Head of Legal and...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

SKILLcard renewals now available online

Holders of Engineering Services SKILLcards are now able to renew their cards online following another upgrade of the online SKILLcard application system operated by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The application process for new SKILLcards moved online earlier this year and the website (www.skillcard.org.uk) has now been further enhanced to accommodate renewals. More than...

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Delay in VAT changes is a win for members, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Government’s decision to delay the introduction of VAT Reverse Charging by one year to 1 October 2020. The decision follows a joint letter sent last month to Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid, where BESA and other key industry bodies, led by the Federation of Master Builders, pressed the Government to delay the VAT...

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