The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced, following discussions with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), that it is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprentices during the coronavirus pandemic. EPAs include a pract
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Unite the Union have agreed a temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis. Many sites are being shut down in response to government calls for non-essential work to be
A group of respected construction industry bodies has issued a joint call for a number of simple actions which it claims the Scottish Government could introduce immediately to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus.
Initial responses to a major new engineering services survey have revealed that more than nine in ten businesses (93%) say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months.
Scottish member companies of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) say the current practice of withholding cash retentions is hugely damaging for many Scottish construction SMEs and is leading to widespread insolvencies.
A new survey commissioned by engineering services bodies BESA and ECA has found that almost four in 10 small and medium-sized businesses (37%) across all industry sectors are encountering mental health issues among staff due to unfair payment practices.
The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Helen Yeulet as its new director following the departure of Tony Howard. Bringing a wealth of experience to the role, Helen was previously skills director at the Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS) – the t
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged its members in Scotland to take part in the Scottish Government’s consultation about the practice of cash retentions. The trade body hopes this will lead to landmark legislation putting an end to this perennial issue and provide an