Industry engagement with the Time for Change campaign launched by H&V News last month, which aims to get construction contract retention funds placed into trust accounts, is continuing to spread across the industry, following the announcement that the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) has pledged its support.
This was confirmed earlier today (18 December), with NAPIT stating that it will circulate a press release and bulletin to its members in the new year.
Members of NAPIT will be encouraged to sign our e-petition, which seeks to gain 100,000 signatures to drive a Parliamentary debate on placing retention funds in trust accounts in future.
Other leading industry associations have reacted positively to the campaign, with NAPIT joining our list of supporting associations including B&ES, SEC Group, APHC, ICOM, BEAMA and FETA.
Time for Change was launched following numerous conversations with contractors in recent years, highlighting a number of issues that have existed for some time.
It was officially launched in H&V News’ 19 November issue, which included an exclusive interview with DSL operations director Martin Burton.
Focusing on the topic of retentions to begin with, the intention is to turn the focus of the campaign to another subject when this has reached its conclusion.
The Time for Change campaign has been formulated to include all members and sectors within the construction industry supply chain, with the view of presenting a united front that will gain more attention from government and the relevant authorities.