Date set for ending of cash retentions!
FLOORING contractors demanding an urgent end of cash retentions will have to wait for another 10 years! That is according to the new Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter, published as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025. The charter sets out the industry’s ‘ambition’ for payment terms of 30 days by 2018 and no cash retention by 2025. But these dates merely part of a wishlist. It is as well to remember that the practice of demanding...
A ‘SHOTGUN’ MARRIAGE?
It is official! After a brief courtship the date has been set for the ‘marriage’ of two apparently conflicting bodies, one representing specialist contractors and the other speaking for the companies which employ them, the main contractors, seemingly the odd couple. Read more...
Sustainability consultant Alan Best discusses concerns expressed by some that new environenmental legislation will bring additional costs that could negatively impact on some businesses: MEASURES to make the world greener can sometimes be compared to squeezing a balloon. You may reduce the problem at the point where you are squeezing only to find that you have created a bulge somewhere else.
ONE might argue that within a free market economy there is always opportunity for new business, even in a recession.
A new product, a new business idea,
or perhaps even an opportunity that
only a recession brings. I understand...
Underlay and acoustic flooring is considered as serving a vital role in buildings:
Anglo Recycling has launched the new Heritage range of underlays to celebrate 75 years since its original incorporation and to honour the company’s history and ‘a long tradition of progress’.
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