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  • besa presidents lunch 2019

    BESA president warns of “perfect storm” of industry challenges

    News23 September, 2019

    BESA president John Norfolk has said specialists working across the HVACR sector are facing a “perfect storm” of political and economic challenges moving into 2020 and beyond.

  • cash

    One year delay announced for reverse charge VAT introduction

    News11 September, 2019

    The government has announced it will be delaying the introduction of a new process for receiving VAT payments by twelve months following concerns from the construction sector about introducing the changes.

  • cash magazine

    HVAC industry calls to defer VAT reforms beyond Brexit deadline

    News8 August, 2019

    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.

  • downing street

    Manufacturers’ ‘no deal’ Brexit fears resurface as new PM contest begins

    News13 June, 2019

    All candidates standing to become the next UK’s prime minister have been warned by manufacturers of the unsustainable financial burden facing key industries from a no-deal Brexit.

  • 3093542 parliament and bridge day

    Government warned over Brexit environmental enforcement gaps

    News25 April, 2019

    “Serious concerns” over a lack of oversight and enforcement for the government’s environmental policies and targets post-Brexit have been identified in new findings from a major 

  • blueprint development online

    It is time for a single UK ‘Construction Improvement Authority’?

    News1 April, 2019

    Establishing a statutory ‘Construction Improvement Authority’ for the UK is among drastic changes needed to address significant failings in standards across the HVAC sector.

  • hvn apr

    H&V News April digital issue out now

    News28 March, 2019

    The latest edition of H&V News looks at what future there may be for gas heating after the government confirmed that boilers designed to burn fossil fuels will not be permissible in new buildings going forward.

  • eu puzzle

    Industry ‘no deal’ disruption fears persist despite Brexit delay

    News25 March, 2019

    Delaying the UK’s exit from the EU until April has failed to address industry fears over the significant potential damage to the building services sector from a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a major manufacturer’s association has warned.

  • hvn logo

    The H&V News Heatingcast #2: the case for a HMRC for building safety

    News21 March, 2019

    “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.

  • hvn logo

    The H&V News Heatingcast #1:Talking life beyond Brexit with SEC Group's Rudi Klein

    News7 March, 2019

    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.

  • brexitglobe

    Government urged to rethink Brexit skilled migration restrictions

    News27 February, 2019

    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.

  • money coin

    Building services survey highlights 2019 cost and payment challenges

    News19 February, 2019

    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.

  • ce mark

    UK publishes post-Brexit alternative for CE marking

    News12 February, 2019

    UK-based manufacturers reliant on the CE marking to show compliance with key EU safety and quality standards will have to switch to new branding for domestic testing should no-deal be reached on Brexit.

  • hvnfeb

    H&V News February digital issue out now

    News4 February, 2019

    This month’s magazine finds broad concerns within the HVAC industry on an ongoing failure to have finalised arrangements for the UK’s future relationship with the EU if Brexit goes ahead as scheduled at the end of next month.

  • parliament works

    EURIS Taskforce calls for Brexit delay after Commons defeat

    News16 January, 2019

    An industry body bringing together a range of UK manufacturers and building service bodies has urged government to delay its scheduled exit from the EU by at least six months after parliament rejected its proposed withdrawal agreement.

  • brexit talks

    ‘No deal’ uncertainty tops HVACR fears as Commons' Brexit vote nears

    News10 January, 2019

    A no deal Brexit remains the worst-case scenario for the HVAC industry as parliament braces for a vote next week over whether to back an exit agreement reached between the government and the EU, a number of manufacturers and industry bodies have said.

  • plumbing apprentice

    BSRIA warns of ongoing training funding shortfall as Brexit looms

    News4 January, 2019

    BSRIA has argued that a lack of investment in training remains a major issue still to be addressed within a construction industry that is also facing a number of emerging challenges linked to Brexit.

  • parliament works

    UK publishes Draft Environment Bill

    News21 December, 2018

    The government has published its Draft Environment Bill that is intended to enforce national commitments to protect the natural environment upon the country’s exit from the EU.

  • eu standards image

    Manufacturers brace for no deal Brexit

    News19 December, 2018

    Manufacturers in the HVAC sector said they have had to invest heavily in warehousing and logistics arrangements in the event that they need to either import components or export finished product after exiting the EU with no deal in place.

  • eu puzzle

    BSI agrees post-Brexit European standards alignment

    News4 December, 2018

    An agreement has been reached to ensure that the UK will continue to participate in the European standards system amidst pressure from industry bodies for government to address ongoing uncertainty over its Brexit position.

  • hvnnov

    H&V News November digital issue out now

    News5 November, 2018

    November’s H&V News asks if enough is being done to support more sustainable and efficient heating and what role offsite manufacturing, financial incentives and legislation may play in realising any revised low carbon ambitions on the back of a landmark climate change report.

  • besa conference online

    BESA Brexit panel unites over fears of “no deal” HVAC disruption

    News2 November, 2018

    A “no deal” Brexit that fails to establish clear rules for hiring skilled foreign nationals, importing components and some regulatory alignment between the EU and UK would be a disaster for the UK HVAC industry that must be avoided, a panel of political and influential industry figures has warned.

  • london construction site

    CPA downgrades construction growth prospects

    News26 October, 2018

    The Construction Products Association (CPA) has downgraded industry growth prospects for 2019, citing the uncertain nature of Brexit planning and delays in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

  • european flag

    EURIS survey finds overwhelming industry support for EU regulatory alignment

    News11 September, 2018

    A survey of 1000 industrial product manufacturers has found overwhelming support for ensuring ongoing regulatory alignment with EU standards to safeguard trade and ensure a frictionless supply of vital components that underpin sectors such as building services.

  • hvn aug

    H&V News August digital issue out now

    News30 July, 2018

    The August edition of H&V News finds a number of key industry bodies urging Theresa May to take a stand in Brexit negotiations within her party on ensuring some form of customs union and regulatory alignment to protect their supply chains and trade.

  • hand and sky

    Audit committee demands formation of post-Brexit UK environmental watchdog

    News25 July, 2018

    An independent oversight body that would police and scrutinise UK government performance on key environmental commitments should be established to address the potential impacts of Brexit, parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has argued.

  • european flag

    EURIS warns prime minister against ‘no deal’ Brexit

    News13 July, 2018

    A ‘no deal’ Brexit arrangement and a failure to secure a viable customs arrangement between the UK and EU should be avoided at all costs, an open letter to the UK government from the EURIS advisory body has urged.

  • hvn jun

    H&V News June digital issue out now

    News25 May, 2018

    June’s H&V News went to press as the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published, setting out a direction for reform of the existing regulatory framework that it concluded was overly complex.

  • buildingregs

    2018 BESA conference to focus on “uncharted waters” for building Services

    News11 May, 2018

    BESA will hold its second annual conference in London on November 1 with payment reform, Brexit and the technical implications of the soon to be published findings of a major review of building regulations expected to dominate proceedings.

  • brexitglobe

    EURIS taskforce sees post-Brexit hope in pan-EU industrial consensus

    Features10 May, 2018

    The EURIS advisory body, which brings together manufacturing and mechanical engineering bodies such as BEAMA and FETA, has this week launched a new network with EU counterparts intended to alleviate potential market disruption by creating a single industrial voice on key Brexit ambitions.

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