Build UK will drive sustainable growth in construction by:
- Developing a truly collaborative supply chain that takes responsibility for the delivery and performance of projects
- Presenting business models that deliver improved performance and manage risk through the supply chain.
Delivering Zero Retentions
Cash retention – the withholding of a percentage of payment on construction work until it is completed free of defects – is intended to provide security to the industry’s clients that any defects will be rectified appropriately. However, retentions are problematic for all parties in the supply chain and generally do not provide an appropriate or proportionate mechanism for ensuring quality and fair payment. The Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter, introduced by the Construction Leadership Council, sets out an ambition to move to zero retention by 2025.
Creating a Stronger Industry Post-Brexit
As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, Build UK members have identified their main areas of concern for the industry: Secure project pipeline Future access to skills Impact on material and product imports and exports Uncertainty over changes to the regulatory regime.
Benchmarking Payment Performance
Build UK believes that fair and transparent payment practices are essential for a successful construction industry. Since 2015, all central Government departments are required to report their payment performance on a quarterly basis in accordance with Procurement Policy Note 05/15: Prompt Payment Policy and Reporting of Performance. In 2017, the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance came into force, requiring all large companies and large LLPs to publish information on their payment practices every six months. Build UK collates the latest data on the payment performance of its members and central Government in order to provide transparency for the construction sector. We believe this will help the supply chain to make more informed decisions and drive good practice.
Sets out ambition to move to zero retention by 2025
Payment performance of eligible Build UK members using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance
Industry manual providing information and guidance on all health and safety issues that affect the construction process
Build UK’s Safety Helmet Standard provides a consistent approach in identifying people’s roles on site
Build UK’s Training Standard ensures those working on site have the correct card for their construction occupation
Best practice for conducting workforce site inductions
Guidance for Build UK members on providing high quality work experience placements
Guidance to assist with signing up to the Charter and implementing its commitments