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Welcome to ECA's Northern Ireland Region

The Northern Ireland Region has a population of 1.8 million and has Members representative of all sections of the electrical contracting industry.

The membership is responsible for circa 70% of Public Sector spend in Northern Ireland.

Regional Manager Alfie Watterson, who joined the Association in May 2020, represents the interests of Members on various local Industry bodies such as:

  • Northern Ireland Industry Group (NICG) – Representative group for all sectors of the Construction Industry.
  • Build Environment Sector Partnership (BESP) – Group for Construction Industry including Colleges for interface with Local Government who use the group to facilitate consultation with Industry on issues including training.
  • All Party Working Group on Construction (APWGoC) – Group Chaired by an MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) for discussion between Local Government and the wider Construction Industry.
  • Actuate UK – Representation to local Government on all Actuate UK issues applicable to Northern Ireland.

A recent achievement has been becoming the first devolved nation to introduce Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) on all Public Sector Contracts over £2m. Our work also continues with local government on the abolishment of retentions within the construction sector.

Local ECA meetings are bimonthly and there is good attendance with lively debate on topical issues.

Regional meetings (REC) are held with ECA Members in the South of Ireland and occur three times a year.

Discover regional Member events

Alfie Watterson - Northern Ireland Regional Manager

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New Building Regulations Approved Document S

(PDF, 400 kB)

ECA guidance on the new Building Regulations Approved Document S.

Published 01 Jun 2022Last reviewed 01 Jun 2022
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JTC Newsline - March 2022

(PDF, 195 kB)

Joint Taxation Committee's monthly update on the construction industry

Published 16 Mar 2022Last reviewed 16 Mar 2022
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JTC Newsline - February 2022

(PDF, 193 kB)

Joint Taxation Committee's monthly update on the construction industry

Published 11 Feb 2022Last reviewed 11 Feb 2022
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Changes to the OZEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

(PDF, 150 kB)

A technical bulletin outlining the significant changes to the OZEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) from 1 April 2022

Published 04 Feb 2022Last reviewed 04 Feb 2022
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JTC Newsline - January 2022

(PDF, 216 kB)

Joint Taxation Committee's monthly update on the construction industry

Published 03 Jan 2022Last reviewed 03 Jan 2022
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COVID-19: Vaccinations & Self-Isolation - FAQ

(PDF, 221 kB)

This ECA guidance note is intended to give general advice and guidance on frequently asked questions about vaccinations & self-isolation. It is not a definitive statement of the law.

Published 22 Jul 2021Last reviewed 22 Jul 2021
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JTC Newsline - January 2020

(PDF, 242 kB)

Joint Taxation Committee's monthly update on the construction industry

Published 04 Feb 2020Last reviewed 04 Feb 2020
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Home & Work Guidance

(PDF, 166 kB)

Advice and guidance on health & safety issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Get ready for Brexit

(PDF, 310 kB)

A presentation by HM Government on how to prepare for Brexit.

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Reverse Charge - Cash Flow Model

(DOCUMENT, 18.6 kB)

An excel spreadsheet supplying a cash flow model for VAT Reverse Charge

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Business Policy & Practice

(PDF, 907 kB)

A presentation by Rob Driscoll

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