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A second reading in parliament of a bill that would mandate the use of accredited third-party deposit schemes to hold cash retentions has been postponed until June 15 after originally being scheduled for this week.
BESA has claimed that over 100 MPs have now expressed support for efforts to ring-fence cash retentions. The claims have been made as the organisation seeks to push regulatory reforms through parliament that would mandate the use of third party deposit schemes.
The UK government is being urged by a key building services body to immediately introduce legislation to tackle the practice of late payments within the construction supply chain, rather than delaying potential reforms in favour of voluntary commitments or further consultations.
BESA has said a recent pledge from chancellor Phillip Hammond to support apprenticeships and tackle the issue of late payments is “timely” as it seeks to pass a new bill into law that reforms how cash retentions are managed.
BESA has said that more than 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies have now lent their support to the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill that was introduced to parliament in January as a means to reform payment within the construction supply chain.
Build UK is seeking to introduce a “zero retentions” policy throughout the construction supply chain within seven years as a key policy priority to improve trust in the industry and its practices.
ENGIE has announced it will acquire the long-term heating and building maintenance contracts previously undertaken by Carillion Energy Services Limited on behalf of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
BESA and the ECA hope to step up pressure on the government to overhaul cash retentions by calling for the introduction of mandatory third-party deposit schemes in a joint response to a recent consultation.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) expects to unveil a preferred candidate by July to oversee the new Gas Safe Register contract, with the first stage of its ongoing retender process expected to close on February 14.
919 employees working on government or key UK infrastructure jobs for collapsed construction giant Carillion will retain their jobs, the Official Receiver has announced. However, 377 employees on the same contracts will be made redundant as a result of the company entering liquidation last month.