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MPs to debate cash retentions in construction

The issue of cash retentions in construction is to be debated at Westminster this week. Kilmarnoc ...

Published 24 February 2020

Gordon Matheson and Ken Lewandowski join SEC Group Scotland board

The Scottish arm of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) has welcomed a p ...

Published 10 February 2020

New construction payment Bill introduced

Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn will today introduce a new Bill to clamp down on late payment in constru ...

Published 21 January 2020

Scottish Government opens consultation on use of cash retentions

An industry-wide consultation on the use of cash retentions in construction has been launched by&nbs ...

Published 5 December 2019

Don’t allow Brexit to undermine the construction industry, say trade bodies

Plumbing and heating professionals across the UK are calling on politicians to make room amid the Br ...

Published 2 December 2019

SEC Group to hold political parties to late payment commitments

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group is to keep the pressure on political parties t ...

Published 26 November 2019

SELECT joins pre-election late payment campaign

Scotland’s electrical industry trade body for the SELECT has backed a new campaign by The Spec ...

Published 15 November 2019

Government warned of ‘perfect storm’ awaiting SMEs after October

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group has written to the secretary of state for BEIS ...

Published 22 August 2019

Construction bodies lobby Treasury over reverse VAT charges

Fifteen UK construction bodies have written to the UK Government to share serious concerns regarding ...

Published 9 August 2019

Contractors urge UK Government to move quickly to tackle late payment abuse

The UK Government’s efforts to address the practice of late payments and the commitment to c ...

Published 21 June 2019

Poor payment performance ‘still widespread’, finds SEC Group Scotland survey

The Scottish Government has failed to prevent SMEs in the construction supply chain from suffering f ...

Published 24 May 2019

Scottish local authorities urged to protect supply chain retentions

A Scottish construction trade body is calling on construction procurers in local authorities to prot ...

Published 30 April 2019

Dawnus collapse likened to ‘Welsh Carillion’

The collapse of Welsh construction firm Dawnus has been compared to the demise of Carillion by a gro ...

Published 15 March 2019

Praise for Scottish Government as it lowers PBA threshold

The Scottish Government has announced that the threshold for using project bank accounts (PBAs) has ...

Published 21 February 2019

Construction SMEs in Northern Ireland praise success of payment initiative

SME firms in Northern Ireland’s construction industry have heaped praise on the country’ ...

Published 17 January 2019