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Expanded educational programmes covering some core fundamentals of cooling science and efforts to play up a range of sustainable innovations are some of the ways industry is celebrating the first ‘World Refrigeration Day’.
Reforming skills training and poor payment practices remain pressing concerns for the building services sector despite some optimism around the industry’s fortunes in 2019, new research has found.
A new online service has been launched with the aim of streamlining the application process for the Engineering Services Skillcard scheme.
Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has urged the government to bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory project accounts with a mechanism to independently release cash retentions owed to contractors.
The building services industry is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond in his upcoming budget to make clear commitments to enforce prompt payments and reform current cash retentions policy in order to protect SMEs in the sector.
BESA has appointed its head of sustainability David Frise as chief executive in a bid to build on its work in providing technical output and support, while also pushing new training initiatives.
BESA has said that more than 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies have now lent their support to the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill that was introduced to parliament in January as a means to reform payment within the construction supply chain.
BESA and the ECA hope to step up pressure on the government to overhaul cash retentions by calling for the introduction of mandatory third-party deposit schemes in a joint response to a recent consultation.
Business secretary Greg Clark has welcomed commitments from several banks to support small businesses facing financial difficulties as a result of the collapse of Carillion earlier this week as specialist contractors seek to assess longer-term impacts on their operations.
Uncertainty remains over the future financial stability of a significant number of SMEs and contractors in Carillion’s supply chain following yesterday’s announcement of the liquidation of the construction and services giant.