Tag: specialist contractor payment

It’s Wise Up Wednesday: Payment Alarm Bells!

It’s Wise Up Wednesday Payment Alarm Bells! Small and medium sized building firms have sounded the alarm that banks are again withholding funding on projects. The latest survey of over 300 members …

Wise Up Wednesday! How To Beat That Aggressive QS!

Our Wise Up Wednesday Guides are sometimes quirky, sometimes hard hitting, but always guaranteed to make you think and take no more than 2 minutes to read. The Contractor’s Aggressive QS Construction …

Wise Up Wednesday: Payment – The Smoke and Mirrors

Whilst the industry is facing a whole host of issues, payment is far and away the biggest and most divisive issue. As a Specialist Contractor the simple truth is that if you …

Should You Be Issuing Payment Notices?

If you employ Sub-Contractors this week’s blog is for you; it’s about the all important topic of Payment Notices. Is Your Payment Mechanism “Adequate”? Every construction contract (as defined in the Construction Act) must …

Another Two Specialist Contractors Bite The Dust…But Who’s Counting?

Another One Bites The Dust… (It’s two actually – but no-one seems to be counting) Just read about not one, but two Specialist Contractors that have bit the dust this week… McGrath …

UK Construction Blacklisting Scandal – It’s a Disgrace!

According to reports in today’s construction media Contractors involved in the construction blacklisting scandal have settled claims with another 180 workers. Campaigners claimed the latest payouts totaled “in the region of £15-20 …

When you’re not getting paid in construction, when is the problem not about payment?

Don’t confuse the two… Question: When you’re not getting paid, when is the problem not about payment? Answer: When it’s a dispute about valuation. The two things are interconnected but they are …

Wise Up Wednesday: Specialist Contractor Payment Nightmares….

No apologies… This week’s “Wise Up Wednesday” is a very brief one about avoiding Payment Nightmares… Yes I keep banging on about it… And I make no apologies for doing so because getting …

Wise Up Wednesday: Would You Ignore Being Ripped Off?

​Imagine you are in the supermarket and your favourite wine is advertised at 50% off, you put a half a dozen bottles into your trolley (whilst your partner isn’t looking), but when …

Wise Up Wednesday: Subbies Robbed of £8m

Specialist Contractors and suppliers have just been robbed of another £8million! According to the liquidator’s report, Kent based Contractor Allston Construction owed trade contractors and suppliers £8m when it ceased trading! That’s …

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