ECA works with government and partners to press for equitable business behaviour in the construction industry. In particular, we are focused on ensuring that specialist contractors are paid the full amount due on time.
Fair pay for contracting firms
Payment is a key issue and we work with government and those in the industry supply chain to ensure that they understand the often severe impact of poor payment practices on our members.
Research from ECA has found that many local authorities are still not ensuring their supply chain was paid on time, in contravention of their legal obligations. The ECA is working to ensure greater public sector compliance.
Fair pay and mental health
New research from ECA and partners has found a direct correlation between late payment and mental health issues among SME business owners and their employees.