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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris has ‘once in generation’ chance to transform buildings

The new government team led by Boris Johnson has an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically shift policy on the built environment and deliver higher standards of safety, sustainability and social justice, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It urged the new administration to back up rhetoric around climate change with robust legislation; to enshrine the...

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Monday, July 15, 2019

BESA launches vent hygiene safety scheme

BESCA, the UKAS accredited certification body of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate competence as part of the industry-wide campaign to improve safety in buildings. With building owners, operators and insurers becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, there has...

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

BESA urges members to prepare for VAT changes

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged businesses to prepare for changes to way VAT is charged, due to start in October, following recent reports from that 150,000 construction firms could be affected. From 1 October HMRC will introduce VAT Reverse Charging on the majority of construction related services. Companies who are VAT registered and Construction Industry...

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Monday, July 8, 2019

New BESA President calls for social justice

John Norfolk has been elected to serve as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2019/20. He was confirmed in his role at last week’s annual general meeting and takes over from Tim Hopkinson of E Poppleton & Son, who served for two years. Mr Norfolk is senior project manager at Imtech Engineering Services. He was chair of BESA Yorkshire region from 2010 to...

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Building a Safer Future Consultation Factsheet Available For BESA Members

A fact sheet to help Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) members better understand the Government’s Building a Safer Future consultation and find out how the proposed reforms would affect their businesses is now available. Earlier this month the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety...

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