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Improving Business Performance

10 December 2019

The Construction Leadership Council Endorses Retentions Roadmap

In a statement issued on 9 December, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has confirmed its support for Build UK’s Roadmap to Zero Retentions and encouraged industry to implement the new minimum standards when using cash retentions. The CLC’s support marks…

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17 October 2019

Build UK Publishes Public Sector Retention Policies

Build UK has reached the latest milestone on its Roadmap to Zero Retentions by publishing the retention policies of major public sector clients that procure construction services. Obtained by Build UK directly from each public sector client, this information brings…

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23 August 2019

Letter to the Prime Minister

Build UK, alongside four other construction industry bodies, has re-written to the Prime Minister warning against the impacts of a 'No Deal' Brexit. Build UK CEO, Suzannah Nichol, countersigned the letter along with ACE, CECA, CPA and the Federation of…

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31 July 2019

Build UK Members Improve Payment Terms

Build UK members are continuing to improve their payment performance based on data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance. Build UK began publishing this information just 12 months ago, ahead of the Cabinet Office confirming…

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21 June 2019

Build UK Moves Forward on Achieving Zero Retentions

Build UK has reached a major milestone on the roadmap to zero retentions by publishing new minimum standards for the use of cash retentions. By providing detailed drafting guidance for members to incorporate the minimum standards into both JCT and…

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31 May 2019

We’re not collaborating enough because our contracts are too confrontational

A more collaborative way of working makes for better-run, more efficient projects – and it all starts with how you word the contract, says Build UK Chairman and Deputy COO at Mace, Mark Castle. It’s been a common refrain on…

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30 April 2019

Fostering Greater Collaboration across the Construction Sector

Build UK has published a recommendation on contract terms which seeks to form a new common ground between clients and the supply chain on contractual practice in the construction sector. It is widely recognised that the industry needs to work…

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25 February 2019

Deal or No Deal – Are you ready for Brexit?

Build UK's latest Brexit guidance is available here. This guidance aims to help businesses prepare for Brexit by summarising the latest available information.

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31 January 2019

Shortage Occupations in Construction

Build UK contributed to a cross industry report looking at where the shortages of staff are in the construction industry. Read the full report here.

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31 January 2019

Build UK Members Improve Payment Performance

The majority of Build UK members have now published their payment results for a second time and there has been an improvement across the board over the last six months. Using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices…

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