LEIA joins fellow Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group members in welcoming the publication of the independent review of cash retentions in the Construction Industry.
“SEC Group welcomed yesterday (24th October 2017) the publication of the independent review on cash retentions in the Construction Industry. The review was commissioned by Government following an amendment to the Enterprise Bill laid by Lord Aberdare in 2015 and drafted with help by SEC Group.
An estimated £7.8 billion of retentions has been unpaid across the construction sector over the last three years. The review confirms that retention monies lost to the industry due to contractor insolvencies are of great value – SEC Group estimates this to be £40m each year.”