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The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.
Representatives of various key UK political parties have met this week to discuss how parliament can block the government from leaving the EU on October 31 without a withdrawal agreement.
SNIPEF, BESA and the SEC Group have joined with other construction bodies to urge government to defer the introduction of VAT reforms until 2020 over fears about further market uncertainty.
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
“Earth shattering” amendments that will dramatically reshape building safety standards and how they are enforced should not be expected during the course of 2019, the chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has said.
Despite continued uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, regulations and the construction supply should it go ahead as scheduled at the end of this month, the UK HVAC industry must undergo significant change to adapt to a changing global market place.
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.
The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has backed proposed legislation introduced to parliament this week that would require government and other public sector contracts to make use of project bank accounts.
The SEC Group has accused the government of failing to introduce meaningful changes to construction payment practices in response to multiple concerns identified around procurement and contracting following the collapse of Carillion.
Some of the UK’s largest construction companies have begun to publish figures on their recent payment performance as part of new commitments by industry body BuildUK to address industry and government concerns.