Tag : BESA
A new online service has been launched with the aim of streamlining the application process for the Engineering Services Skillcard.
The construction sector could face drastic shortages in skilled labour unless the government can amend existing immigration policies in case of a ’no deal’ Brexit, building services body BESA has warned.
The financial outlook of building services companies over the first quarter of 2019 is described as “subdued” with a majority expecting their incomes to either stay unchanged or fall in 2019, an industry survey has found.
A second reading of a bill that would legally mandate the ringfencing of cash retentions is currently scheduled for March 8 with supporters claiming that the chairs of 15 influential select committees are among parliamentarians to have now expressed support.
Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has urged the government to bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory project accounts with a mechanism to independently release cash retentions owed to contractors.
UK standards for Heat Interface Units (HIUs) have been revised and updated with an additional number of organisations now able to conduct testing.
A survey of 372 individuals working across the engineering services sector has found that over three quarters of respondents saw turnover increase or remain steady during the second quarter of 2018, even with increased labour and materials costs.
Individuals working in the building services contracting sector can expect salary increases of over five per cent by 2020 on the back of recent national negotiations between employer groups and trade unions.
Almost nine out of ten local councils in the UK are failing to pay companies for construction work within the legally required 30-day period, according to findings from BESA and the ECA.
BESA has welcomed government amendments to the Apprenticeship Levy that it has said will ease restrictions on the distribution of funds.