PRESSURE MOUNTS ON GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT SUBCONTRACTORS

blog header image

Posted : 25 Jun 2018 at 15:15:04
Category: News

Share this article

The Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the Government to accept a raft of public procurement reforms in the wake of Carillion’s collapse.


Latest research by the federation reveals that 25% of businesses who are in the supply chains for public infrastructure projects experience late payment more than half the time.


The FSB is calling for Government to identify opportunities to split up big public procurement contracts, make better use of Dynamic Purchasing Systems and to make sure large government suppliers pay on time. Chairman Mike Cherry said: “Healthy supply chains are a win-win for businesses and tax payers as they create genuine competition, drive productivity, help close skills gaps and fuel economic growth. “Carillion’s collapse demonstrated the urgent need for Government embark on a positive reform agenda to increase value for money for tax payers and to minimise the risk of putting too much power in the hands of a few big firms.

“By setting a good example, Government will set down a marker for Chairs and CEOs of the UK’s largest companies so that they take accountability for embracing good supply chain practice.”


Source - construction enquirer


LATEST SIMILAR NEWS

HMRC HITS CATERPILLAR FOR £37M
Posted on: 02 Dec 2019 at 10:04:49
The UK tax authorities have clamped down on Caterpillar’s tax avoidance methods in the UK and billed it for £37.5m.Haul truck made by Caterpillar in the UK using globally source componentsThe tax demand followed a review by HM Revenue & Customs of Caterpillar’s transfer pricing agreements....
CV FOR SELF-EMPLOYED OUTSIDE OF IR35
Posted on: 28 Nov 2019 at 07:27:57
Making sure that your CV and online presence is adjusted for IR35 as of April 2020 is essential.So what does a post-IR35 reform CV look like? And what steps should Limited Company Contractors take now to get their primary work-seeking paperwork reflective of their genuinely self-employed status?CV,...
EMPLOYER CONFIDENCE IN THE UK ECONOMY DROPPED FURTHER IN THE RUN-UP TO THE GENERAL ELECTION, TO A NET FIGURE OF -34.
Posted on: 27 Nov 2019 at 12:35:39
ARE THE 5 MILLION SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS SEEN AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE ELECTORATE?
Posted on: 26 Nov 2019 at 18:31:31
Following on from Boris Johnson unveiling the Conservative manifesto on (24/11/19) and the Liberal Democrats announcing theirs (20/11/19), it appears the 5 million votes of the self-employed are being viewed as an important section of the electorate.Julia Kermode, chief executive of The Freelancer &...
FLEXIBLE WORKERS AND WHAT MOTIVATES THEM TO CONTRACT OR TEMP
Posted on: 22 Nov 2019 at 12:24:36
KEY FINDINGS Flexibility and good work go hand in hand. Understanding motivators for individuals and businesses is key to maintaining and enhancing two-way flexibility that benefits all parties. Here are some core messages from our research: } Flexible work is the new normal – two in five people in...
FLEXIBILITY WORKS: WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE FLEXIBLE WORK
Posted on: 22 Nov 2019 at 12:13:32
Flexibility works: Why people choose flexible workGood work and flexibility go hand in handThe world of work is evolving, but flexible work has remained a significant and steady feature of the UK labour market. On any given day recruiters place over a million people into temporary and contract assig...