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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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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

BESA Conference takes on health challenge

A report from the global management consultancy McKinsey identified human ‘wellness’ as the next “trillion dollar industry” and the role of building engineering in this booming market will be top of the agenda at this year’s BESA National Conference on November 21. The Conference, which takes place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, is taking as its overall theme: ‘Competence,...

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

BESA calls on Government to delay VAT changes

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) joined with key industry bodies, collectively representing thousands of construction companies, in a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid calling on the Government to delay the proposed introduction to VAT Reverse Charging by six months until April 2020. BESA argued that the planned October introduction the VAT changes, already...

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