Actuate UK has welcomed recommendations to the Scottish Government to reform the outdated practice of cash retentions and protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies.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.
Actuate UK supports the industry call for acceleration of rules on relaxing requirements for COVID19 self-isolation for double-vaccinated workers, currently due to come into effect in England on 16th August.
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Actuate UK warns the sector to be vigilant and follow good practice guidance on COVID, developed over the last year, to prevent long lasting impacts on businesses.
Actuate UK is hosting a webinar on Thursday 8th July at 8pm with the National Hospital Programme discussing opportunities for bidding in this Government’s multi-billion-pound Health Infrastructure Plan to develop 48 hospitals by 2030.
Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product compliance and standard marking is not resolved. It asks for an extension of the transition time to the new arrangements to avoid delays and allow all products to be tested and accredited.
CICV Forum in Scotland, including members of Actuate UK, hosted a special digital hustings with candidates from Scotland’s main political parties. They all agreed that regulation of the construction industry is essential for a safer and more productive future. The importance of skills and training in the industry also won unanimous cross-party agreement from panellists.
Actuate UK, the umbrella body for the £multi-billion engineering services sector, has expressed its support for the revitalised prequalification Common Assessment Standard. The Common Assessment Standard, which has been developed by Build UK and a range of industry stakeholders, including Actuate UK member bodies, aims to remove wasteful commercial and public sector prequalification through the adoption of widely specified common assessment prequalification (PQ) questions.
Actuate UK, the engineering services alliance, has urged all political parties in Wales to include in their manifestos measures to support the Welsh construction sector. The proposals in the Actuate UK manifesto align with the key asks of the Wales Construction Federation Alliance [WCFA].