A Voice for the Industry

Actuate UK - the engineering services alliance - is the umbrella body for UK engineering services.

It brings together the leading trade, technology and professional bodies within the multi-billion-pound sector:  BESA, BSRIA, CIBSE, ECA, FETA, LEIA, SELECT and SNIPEF.

We speak with a single, shared and authoritative voice to affect positive change in the built environment. 

Actuate UK supports recommendations for cash retentions reform in Scotland

28 July 2021

Actuate UK has welcomed recommendations to the Scottish Government to reform the outdated practice of cash retentions and protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies. The report from the Short Life Working Group on Retentions in Construction Contracts makes a range of recommendations to improve the payment conditions in both the public and private sector.