Review, advise and negotiate
The M&E sector is heavily regulated which makes trading with the public or private sectors of the economy, in a Business2Business or Business2Consumer context unique. Those aspects of trading that generally only affect Construction companies are dealt with here and details issues that affect a business from its earliest inception, through to succession planning and beyond. This support includes expertise on; PQQ and tendering issues, letters of intent, pre-construction agreements, main contracts, sub-contract, sub-sub-contracts, design/consultancy agreements, off-site/vesting certificates, materials agreements, loan labour etc..
Claim/disputes during the contract
As the regulated M&E sector is a unique trading environment. We have also developed guidance on various aspect of managing contracts, as well as claims and disputes arising under them. These include; design liability, variations, payment, completion, termination, BIM, as well as dispute resolution systems like court, adjudication and insolvency.
We have developed guidance to help Member businesses navigate the landscape of regulatory requirements which arise in the M&E sector This includes; insurance, tax, criminal record checks, GDPR, modern slavery.
Alliance referrals, extended services & products
We have a spectrum of allies who may be able to help Members when we reach the limits of ECA’s service. These include: tax support, R&D tax support, training in contractual and legal matters, debt recovery beyond our advice, business disposal/acquisition and insurance matters.
Guides & Templates
We continually update our bank of advice based on the nature and of frequency of your enquiries. We have therefore developed a number of FREE forms, templates, documents and guidance to help you protect your business.
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Getting paid is always difficult and stressful. Contact us in the first instance and as your trusted intuitive business adviser we will give you an independent, neutral and objective assessment of your position and a strategy for moving forward. We may not give you the advice you want to hear, but we will give you the advice you need.
We have been issuing advice on the latest economic analysis in UK economic performance and how that might impact our sector. Twinned with this analysis we continue to influence governments approached to the risk and advise Members on how they might contractually mitigate the risks to their projects and businesses.
Tax – CIS, VAT Reverse Charge etc..
With an increasing digitisation of UK tax we have alliances and information to help guide you through some of the more technical industry specific aspects of tax – if we can’t help, we will try and help you find the answer.
ECA Value Promise – Assurance Schemes
ECA is almost unique as a trade association in that it offers Member’s clients FREE value promise. Whether the ECA Guarantee of Works or ECA Bond will be most appropriate will depend on the project and client requirements and the terms of the product. No other trade body offers this range of support and quality assurance for the technical excellence of its Members.
One of the growing threats in the current trading environment is cyber security and the resilience of your digital infrastructure and information systems - ECA is here to support Members.
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