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Construction Act Matters

The Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended by The Local Democracy Development and Construction Act 2009.

 

The Payment Provisions of The ‘Construction Act’ relayed in a practical format

This important law governs all contracts that are defined as "construction operations" and legislates industry practice in respect to two issues, namely: Adjudication and Payment. The original Act was amended by the provisions of Part 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, which now apply  to all regulated contracts executed after the 1st October 2011. ‘The Act’ affects the majority of construction contracts irrespective of whether they are executed orally, partially orally  or totally in writing.

A consolidated version of the Act and it's accompanying provisions (termed 'The Scheme') are available below. As is a paper describing the mechanisms the Act and Scheme describe.

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ECA Construction Act Payment

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The construction act - payment reminders

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA The New Construction Act Flow Chart

(PDF, 63 kB)

A flowchart of the New Construction Act comprising of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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The Construction Act with visible amendments

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Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 with amendments by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations

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A joint publication with the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) explains the Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations

Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017
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ECA Making Payment Practices Publicly Available

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A summary document explaining the Reporting of Payment Practices and Reporting Regulations 2017.

Published 09 Feb 2017Last reviewed 09 Feb 2017
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