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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

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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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

BESA Conference – turning theory into practice

This year’s BESA National Conference will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on November 21st. Taking its overall theme as ‘Competence, compliance and climate change – turning theory into practice’, the Conference will consider how the building engineering industry can meet many of the technical challenges it is now facing. These include turning the government’s pledge to...

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Government must be ambitious with fire safety plans, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Government’s Building a Safer Future consultation and called for a series of tough new legislative measures as part of its response. The wide-ranging consultation sought views on proposals for a radically new building and fire safety system centred on residents’ safety that followed Dame Judith Hackitt’s post-Grenfell...

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Vent Hygiene CRO cards set to close

Today SKILLcard announced that the CRO cards for Vent Hygiene Specialist, Ductwork Cleaning Specialist and Kitchen Grease Extract Operative will close on 1st November 2019. This is the 3rd wave of CRO closures as part of its plan to deliver the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) 2025 vision. All card schemes carrying the CSCS logo including SKILLcard, must only certify those occupations with...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

BESA welcomes public sector progress on prompt payment

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the updated Prompt Payment guidance, recently published by the Government, clarifying what suppliers should take note of in their approach to payment in major procurement contracts. This update reiterates the Government’s November 2018 announcement that from 1 September 2019, any organisation that bids for a central government...

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