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Actuate UK has welcomed recommendations to the Scottish Government to reform the outdated practice of cash retentions and protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies.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.

Actuate UK asks for UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended

17 June 2021

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.  

Scottish Candidates back industry regulation on CICV Scotland Forum Hustings

04 May 2021

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.