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Scottish Public Sector: more needs to be done to improve supply chain payments

4th August 2017 On 18 April 2016 contracting authorities in Scotland with large annual procurement budgets became statutorily bound to declare (in their procurement strategies) how they intended to ensure 30 day payments along their supply chains. In the first of its kind the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland has surveyed contracting authorities (other [...]

Major overhaul for payment practices in Scottish public sector construction

Representatives from over half of the councils in Scotland recently attended a seminar in Stirling to hear how they can overhaul payment practices in construction procurement.  There is a statutory obligation on all public bodies in Scotland with large construction spends to ensure that supply chain firms are paid within 30 days. On behalf of [...]

2017-07-11T17:20:37+00:00 11 July 2017|Articles, Scotland Press Releases|

Scottish MP questions Minister over cash retentions

Scottish MP, Stuart C. McDonald has urged the Government to reveal how they are going to deal with cash retentions, an issue affecting the livelihood of small firms in Scottish construction and those south of the border. The Member who represents the constituency of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East yesterday (27/06//2017) posed the following question to  [...]

2017-06-29T16:08:36+00:00 29 June 2017|Scotland Press Releases|

Help us gather evidence of late payment in Scotland

The Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group (SECG) Scotland recently met with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, to discuss the issue of payment abuse. Following the meeting, the Minister expressed interest in payment security legislation for construction (possibly involving 30 day payments and protection for retention monies) and is keen to obtain examples of payment abuse. [...]

May Elections: Construction Body Publishes Its Manifesto

Saving the Scottish taxpayer up to 20% on public sector construction costs through the use of an innovative procurement strategy and greater use of digital technologies. Making sure that only quality firms operate in Scottish construction. Ensuring that there is cashflow security for small businesses and statutory measures are introduced to deal with the much [...]

2016-08-22T17:24:06+00:00 22 March 2016|Scotland Press Releases|