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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

Government and public authorities must use project bank accounts, says MP

A ten minute rule bill was proposed yesterday which called for payments on government and public aut ...

Published 16 January 2019

SEC Group Scotland applauds Scottish Government's retentions initiative

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group Scotland has welcomed an announcement by the Sco ...

Published 19 December 2018

Contractors applaud crack down on late payers

Moves by the UK Cabinet Office to exclude late payers from government contracts have been applauded ...

Published 3 December 2018

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