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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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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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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Levy not to blame for falling apprentice numbers

Teething problems with the Apprenticeship Levy are not the main reason for disappointing apprenticeship numbers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). A 25% fall in apprenticeship starts this year is a bitter blow to the government’s plans for creating three million new apprentices by 2020 and led to heavy criticism of the Apprenticeship Levy. The Department for...

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Industry leaders present petition to PM in post-Carillion show of unity

High profile industry delegation joins Peter Aldous MP to petition Number 10 for urgent reform to payment practices In the aftermath of the Carillion collapse, industry support for urgent reform to payment practices has reached unprecedented levels. A petition on fair payment and retentions, representing over 355,000 businesses, was delivered today to Prime Minister Theresa May by Peter Aldous...

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