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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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Monday, March 19, 2018

BESA hails Chancellor’s payment and training pledges

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed promises made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tackle late payment and support apprenticeships. In his Spring Statement, Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that he would take on the “scourge of late payment”, which undermines SMEs and puts thousands of jobs at risk. He also pledged to release £80m to help small firms...

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Friday, March 16, 2018

BESA appoints new chief executive

David Frise has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). He has been combining the roles of head of sustainability at BESA and chief executive of the construction fit-out body FIS for seven years. He takes over as CEO of BESA with immediate effect, but will also continue in his role at the FIS for a short period to help manage the...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

More than 60 trade bodies unite behind ‘Aldous’ Bill in Carillion aftermath

Industry are uniting behind Peter Aldous MP’s efforts to reform damaging payment practices and abuse in the construction industry In the wake of the Carillion collapse an industry coalition of over 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies now back the ‘Aldous Bill;’ proposing cash retentions owed to the supply chain be held in trust. By far the largest industry coalition ever formed on the...

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Friday, March 9, 2018

ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONFIDENT MOOD

Eight in 10 (80 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2017, according to new findings from the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore. The survey, run in partnership by leading engineering services trade bodies BESA, ECA, SELECT and SNIPEF, received 416 responses from companies across the...

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