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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Half a million businesses support Aldous Bill

AAT become 80th body to support Bill on fair payment & retentions Support for the Aldous Bill continues to grow, with the significant addition of accounting body the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). The Bill seeks to end payments being withheld for unreasonable lengths of time and end the risk of losing retentions via contractor bankruptcy. AAT are the 80th body to back the Aldous...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018


Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call by highlighting...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Late payment causing mental health epidemic (1)

The toll taken by late payment on the mental health of small business owners and staff is a national scandal, says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Construction supply chains are now in the grip of a mental health epidemic directly linked to late payment and bullying tactics. A new survey by the Prompt Payment Directory (PPD) shows that a growing number of owners, managers...

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Friday, May 11, 2018

BESA Conference will enter ‘uncharted waters’

The second annual Building Engineering Services Association Conference will shine a spotlight on much needed payment reform; the likely economic impact of Brexit; and the massive technical implications of the Grenfell review. ‘Engineering the Future’, which takes place at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London on November 1 2018, will focus on how building engineering firms can win profitable...

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Support grows for payment reform

The decision to postpone the second reading of the Aldous Bill will give the construction industry more time to build support for lasting change to unfair payment practices, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Bill, which seeks to ensure retentions money owed to sub-contractors is protected from misuse and loss, is now scheduled to be put before the House of...

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