SEC Group



Construction body welcomes support for payment reform from ex-infrastructure tsar

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest sector in UK cons ...

Published 6 September 2018

Trade bodies show concern at ‘disappointing’ payments performance figures

The decision of Build UK to publicise the payment performance of its leading member companies has ca ...

Published 1 August 2018

SEC Group calls for government to act on public accounts committee report

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) has welcomed a report from the House of ...

Published 25 July 2018

Construction body welcomes Network Rail’s contract changes

The decision by Network Rail to mandate 28-day payments to its supply chain and the introduction of ...

Published 25 June 2018

Carillion’s Board to blame for ‘rotten corporate culture’ that led firm’s failure, say MPs

MPs have launched a scathing attack on directors at collapsed construction giant Carillion who they ...

Published 16 May 2018

Construction retentions bill published

The Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill has been published against the background of cri ...

Published 24 April 2018

Sector ‘cautiously welcomes’ Chancellor’s call for late payment evidence

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement of a new consultation on late payment has given a cauti ...

Published 15 March 2018

Trade body strengthens voice with new member

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) has welcomed another organisation into m ...

Published 8 February 2018

Time to ensure action on retentions, say construction leaders

Construction trade federations across the UK are continuing their push for action on cash retentions ...

Published 1 February 2018

Small businesses back trade body’s call for project bank accounts

A long-running call by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) for the use of ...

Published 23 January 2018

Cash retentions Bill set for first reading

The first reading of a Bill which aims to reform construction’s use of cash retentions will take p ...

Published 9 January 2018

SEC Group puts ‘3 Ps’ on 2018 construction wish list

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) is calling on government and industry ...

Published 3 January 2018

Welsh government to adopt project bank accounts

The devolved government of Wales has announced it is to use project bank accounts (PBAs) from 1st ...

Published 11 December 2017

MP to bring forward Private Member’s Bill to ring-fence cash retentions

A backbench MP’s attempt to reform construction’s use of cash retentions has been backed by th ...

Published 6 December 2017

Almost £700m of construction cash retentions lost over three years

Almost £700 million worth of cash retention has been lost in construction over a three-year period ...

Published 7 November 2017