The Confederation has been raising awareness of the despicable retention problem within the construction industry for many years. This year was not an exception as we voiced our members’ concerns, on numerous occasions, throughout 2017. Therefore, it is pleasing that the confederation along with twenty-two other associations have come together and signed a letter which highlights the retention concerns of these associations. The letter will soon be sent to Business Secretary Greg Clark to emphasise the need for Government reform of the retention issue.
Many media outlets have promoted the letter (including the Telegraph and the Construction Enquirer), so the pressure is increasing on the Government to make a stand for the construction businesses that are detrimentally affected by these payment practices. The Confederation will continue to raise awareness of this issue until acceptable reform has been made.