Actuate UK has welcomed recommendations to the Scottish Government to reform the outdated practice of cash retentions and protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies.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.
Scottish Candidates back industry regulation
Scottish Candidates back industry regulation on CICV Scotland Forum Hustings
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.
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.
Support for reform of procurement practices and a review of VAT on domestic repairs were other positive talking points – supporting the Forum’s own manifesto suggestions for ways to improve the industry.
The hustings, held via webinar on Tuesday 27 April, featured five candidates currently facing election to the Scottish Parliament:
- Carole Ford, Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Monica Lennon, Scottish Labour
- Laura Moodie, Scottish Greens
- Alexander Stewart, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
- Kevin Stewart, SNP.
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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