B&ES is backing our Time for Change campaign, which aims to force a parliamentary debate on the use of retention clauses in construction contracts by generating 100,000 signatories to an online petition.
B&ES members have been urged to participate and to encourage their local MP to support the initiative.
Members of the H&V News LinkedIn group have also put forward their thoughts about the campaign.
“As [someone] who has seen the accounts departments holding onto retentions and has had to jump through hoops to get paid monies due, this MUST happen,” one member said.
Another member added: “I suggest that this is such a wide-ranging issue that everyone in any associated industry or sector should be keen to sign the petition.”
Our e-petition requires 100,000 signatures to drive a Parliamentary debate on retentions.
There is a further degree of urgency surrounding this, as all online petitions will be closed at the end of March next year in preparation for the general election.
H&V News is therefore urging all readers to sign the petition as soon as they are able, then discuss the campaign with their colleagues, industry contacts and associations to ensure the message is spread as widely as possible.
The directors of A1 Flue Systems are also encouraging their industry contacts to approach their local Chamber of Commerce to encourage more people to pledge their support.