News - The BESA


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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

EU Exit and Trade update from the BEIS Infrastructure and Materials team

UK’s immigration arrangement for EEA nationals in a no-deal situation On 28 January, the Home Secretary announced the plans for no-deal post exit migration and movement arrangements, including ‘European Temporary Leave to Remain’.  This will apply to people arriving in the UK after 29 March in a no-deal scenario, not to those already here at that date.  For EEA nationals already in the UK at...

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Thursday, January 24, 2019


New supporters revealed as Aldous Bill is moved to Friday 8 March A number of the most senior MPs in Parliament are now backing reform of retentions, according to leading engineering services bodies ECA and the BESA. Newly announced supporters of the Aldous Bill include 15 select committee chairs from the four largest political parties, namely: Rt Hon Nicky Morgan - Chair, Treasury...

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Friday, January 11, 2019

BIM in 2019

NBS has launched the annual NBS National BIM Survey, marking almost a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK. As much as the 2018 report showed some frustrations around the speed of the adoption of BIM, and its perceived lack of enforcement from Government, there were positives to take from it. 2018 saw the biggest year-on-year growth on BIM usage and awareness since 2014 with other...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BEIS Select Committee calls for tough action on late pay

A hard-hitting report from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has backed the building engineering industry’s calls for tougher action on late payment. The committee, which carried out a wide-ranging inquiry into small business and productivity, has urged the government to introduce statutory requirements to pay within 30 days. It also said the...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Engineering services optimistic despite persistent payment issues

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF study shows steady growth in Q3 2018, despite ongoing payment and retention problems across the sector. The latest, quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, has revealed that up to eight out of ten engineering services organisations say they typically receive payment more than 30 days after the due date. This comes despite...

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