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Carrillion staff and suppliers told to carry on working

Carrillion staff and suppliers told to carry on working

15 Jan 2018

Carrillion Liquidation Response: The Official Receiver and its special managers PwC are telling Carillion subcontractors and staff to continue working as normal.

Retentions Bill presented to Parliament

Retentions Bill presented to Parliament

10 Jan 2018

Draft legislation that aims to reform the controversial practice of payment retentions in construction was formally launched in the House of Commons this week.

Unlawful collective bargaining inducements are costly for employer

Unlawful collective bargaining inducements are costly for employer

10 Jan 2018

Automotive supplier Kostal UK Ltd has been ordered to pay £420,000 in compensation. This comes after the Employment Appeal Tribunal heard the first appeal of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others under s145B of Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act (TULRCA) 1992.

Tremendous success at powerBall 2017!

Tremendous success at powerBall 2017!

10 Jan 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity has raised over £140,000 during its annual dance and dinner extravaganza – powerBall 2017. On top of that, on the night, 51 people pledged to raise £1,000 each for the Charity in the next 12 months through individual fundraising.

First apprentice to qualify under electrotechnical trailblazer!

First apprentice to qualify under electrotechnical trailblazer!

10 Jan 2018

Apprentice George Russell, who works for ECA member Clarkson Evans, has recently become the first electrician to pass the newly-introduced’ electrotechnical trailblazer’ apprenticeship standard.

Details on the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations

Details on the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations

10 Jan 2018

The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations allows all businesses to claim interest, compensation and reasonable costs for late payment.

ECA associate ABB new Formula E sponsor

ECA associate ABB new Formula E sponsor

10 Jan 2018

Formula E is teaming-up with ECA commercial associate ABB in a ground-breaking new collaboration as the title partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

London Branch Dinner Dance returns with great success

London Branch Dinner Dance returns with great success

10 Jan 2018

The popular London Branch Dinner Dance returned in late 2017 at the Royal Lancaster, London. Some 300 members, guests and industry partners enjoyed dinner, followed by dancing to a live band.

West Midlands fundraises for leading cancer charity

West Midlands fundraises for leading cancer charity

10 Jan 2018

Underlining the charitable nature of many ECA activities, and ECA member and others industry contributions to charitable causes, leading charity Macmillan Cancer Support also received a funding boost, from the ECA’s West Midlands region. £1,000 was donated to Macmillan CS from the region’s recent Annual Dinner Dance, while a further £350 was raised during a coffee morning.

Major update for industry ‘desktop’ assessment standard

Major update for industry ‘desktop’ assessment standard

12 Dec 2017

PAS 91, the standard question set for construction industry prequalification enquiries, has just had a major overhaul.