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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

Industry urged to advise government on statutory solution to ring-fence cash retentions

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC Group) has welcomed the publication of the in ...

Published 26 October 2017

Only a third of public sector contracting authorities comply to supply chain payment requirements

The umbrella body for Scotland’s engineering sector has urged the public sector to do more to impr ...

Published 4 September 2017

Late payments leading to ‘cashflow crisis’ for small contractors

Current cashflow problems in the construction sector are “unsustainable” as small firms are incr ...

Published 30 August 2017

Support grows in Westminster for campaign on cash retentions

The campaigning trade body for Scotland's electrical sector has thrown its weight behind increase ...

Published 18 July 2017

Local authorities hear how PBAs can improve construction payment practices

Representatives from over half of the councils in Scotland attended a seminar in Stirling to hear ...

Published 12 July 2017

Construction trade associations publish election manifesto wish lists

Trade associations from the UK’s construction sector have put housebuilding, training and procurem ...

Published 9 May 2017

MPs to debate cash retentions in construction

The issue of cash retentions in the construction sector, said to amount to over £1 billion of unp ...

Published 24 April 2017

Over £1bn cash retentions held from UK’s top construction companies

The UK’s top 12 construction companies are collectively owed over £1 billion of cash retentions ...

Published 15 February 2017

Blog: Four priorities for 2017 to help Scottish construction SMEs & stop wasting money

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group in Scotland has set four key procurement and project ...

Published 10 January 2017