The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has joined other leading trade associations in promoting our Time for Change online petition, which aims to achieve a Parliamentary debate on the issue of retention funds in construction contracts.
In a statement received by H&V News yesterday afternoon (18 December), it announced it had asked its members to sign the petition, which needs 100,000 signatures.
This welcome news followed the announcement earlier in the day that NAPIT was also formulating a strategy to inform its members of the campaign and to urge them to sign the petition.
The list of industry associations supporting the campaign also includes B&ES, SEC Group, APHC, ICOM, BEAMA and FETA.
Time for Change was conceived following numerous conversations with contractors, highlighting a number of issues that have existed for some time.
It was officially launched in our 19 November issue, which included an exclusive interview with DSL operations director Martin Burton (on pages 21-22).
Focusing on the topic of retentions to begin with, the intention is to turn the campaign’s focus to another subject when this has reached its conclusion.
It has been formulated to include all members and sectors within the construction industry supply chain, with the view of presenting a united front in order to gain more attention from government and the relevant authorities.
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