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Commercial, Contracts & CSR

ECA’s Commercial, Contracts & CSR team provides support and advice relating to key aspects of contractual business matters in both commercial and domestic settings.  From pre-qualification, tendering, contract reviews, to conditions of payment, ECA provides guidance for its members with templates, guides and a dedicated helpline. Information on ECA's Assurance schemes and guidance on CSR can also be found here. 

 

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Brexit Guidance

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Business Management

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ECA Guarantee, Warranty, Bond & Assurance Schemes

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Commercial Best Practices

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IR35 Tax Rule Changes

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Payment, contracts and disputes

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VAT Reverse Charging

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Insolvency (Guidance) Mar 2020
   
Paper G - Competition Law
This guidance note is a summary of the risks and considerations businesses should
acknowledge and adhere to when trading, in order to remain compliant with competition law.
Jul 2019
   
Loaning of Labour
This guidance is targeted at those Members who wish to enter into an agreement whereby
they engage labour from another Member for a set period or project.
Jul 2019
   
ECA Tender Check & Pre-Contract Checklist
This is a checklist to ensure all the essential matters have been considered before
committing to an Agreement. A joint publication with BESA.
Jun 2019
   
Cash Flow 2016
This guidance leaflet considers how to manage and control both income and
expenditure to ensure there is sufficient short term finance available to meet short term obligations. 
Apr 2017
   
ECA Basics of Contract 
The practical constituent parts of entering into a contract. A joint publication from
the ECA and BESA.
Mar 2017
   
ECA Guidance on Collateral Warranty
Guidance which introduces and explains what a Collateral Warranty means.
Mar 2017
   
ECA Getting Paid  
   
ECA Insolvency Summary leaflet 
This leaflet identifies issues that can be considered before ‘allowing’ your
business to become a victim of either upstream or downstream insolvency.
 
   
ECA Protecting Profit
A series of hints and tips that can be applied easily to any business in
order to retain hard earned profits.
 
   
Negotiating Tips for Success
Some pointers that anyone can do to help achieve deliver a deal that both
parties can feel satisfied by.
 
   
JTC - Reverse Charge VAT 
A presentation from Liz Bridge from the Joint Taxation Committee (JTC)
 
   
ECA Guidance on Collateral Warranty
Guidance which introduces and explains what a Collateral Warranty means
Mar 2017
   
Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations
A joint publication with the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association).
Mar 2017
   
ECA Making Payment Practices Publicly Available
A summary document explaining the Reporting of Payment Practices and Reporting Regulations 2017.
Feb 2017
   
ECA Construction Act Payment  Mar 2017
   
ECA - The New Construction Act Flow Chart Mar 2017
   
Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations
A joint publication with the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association).
Mar 2017
   
The Construction Act with visible ammendments Mar 2017
   
ECA - Making Payment Practices Publicly Available
A summary document explaining the Reporting of Payment Practices and Reporting Regulations 2017.
Mar 2017
   
Insolvency Guide Mar 2019
   
Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations
A joint publication with the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association).
Mar 2017
   
Training & Guidance on Reverse Charge VAT 
Training & Guidance on Reverse Charge VAT for Construction Businesses with JTC
Jun 2019
   
VAT Reverse Charge Letter - supply chain partners Jan 2020
   
JTC - Reverse Charge VAT 
A presentation from Liz Bridge from the Joint Taxation Committee (JTC)
 
   
Reverse Charge - Cash Flow Model  
   
VAT Reverse Charge - Subcontractor Letter Template  
   
Training and Guidance on Reverse Charge VAT for Construction Businesses  
   
Reverse Charge VAT - Simple Cash Flow Calculator