Non-payment remains one of the biggest issues in the construction industry, with sums continuing to remain unpaid for significant periods on no proper basis and without proper notice. This is an industry wide issue.
The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (“Construction Act”) has helped reduce the issue to some extent, and some recent case law has outlined how the Construction Act can be used to your advantage.
Nevertheless, we often hear of sharp practice being used to circumvent the Construction Act and the UK government has acknowledged that more needs to be done, as evidenced by the introduction of the Reporting on Payment Practices and Procedures Regulations 2017. In addition the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is now consulting on the 2011 changes to the Construction Act and the use of retentions.
As part of our ongoing series of webinars on construction law, this webinar considers:
- the 2011 changes to the Construction Act;
- key recent case law in relation to the Construction Act including adjudication enforcement;
- whether in practice the Construction Act is fit for purpose; and
- recent and prospective legislation in relation to late payment.
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