Legal / Contractual Support

We produce the industry accepted Schedule of Dayworks carried out incidental to contract work and ensures that these remain relevant and up to date. We provide advice for users on the interpretation of Schedules, which are available at reduced rates to members.

In recent years small and medium sized contractors have had to contend with a number of major changes to employment law, stemming both from the UK Government and Europe, which have had the potential to severely disrupt the way they run their business.

Through CECA’s research and lobbying activities, member firms are provided with prior warning of these changes and can contribute in efforts to minimize their impact upon their business. We can provide individual advice to members on employment/industrial relations issues, and seminars to CECA regions on employment issues.

CECA is represented on the Construction Industry Joint Council

(CIJC) through which wage negotiations are conducted and which agrees the content of the CIJC Working Rule Agreement with the relevant Trade Unions. It ensures that our members views and requirements are represented.

CECA: MAC Recommendations Workable For Industry
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Civil engineering contractors today cautiously welcomed a report published by the Migration Advisory Committee on A Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds for Immigration. The report focuses on the UK’s future skills-based work migration system once the Brexit transition period ends and makes recommendations around the possible role of a points-based immigration system and the appropriate

Government Pledges £500 Million To Bring Back Historic Rail Lines
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The UK Government has announced £500m of funding to help reconnect towns across the country by kick-starting cuts made to the railway network in the 1960s and 1970s. The cuts, proposed by British Rail Chairman Dr Richard Beeching in 1963, ended passenger services on around a third of the rail network, closing up to 5,000

CECA: PI Insurance Will Be A ‘Major Challenge’ For Contractors In 2020
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The cost of PI insurance will be a major challenge for contractors in 2020, according to research published today by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). In recent months CECA members have reported spiralling costs for professional indemnity insurance as the market has hardened. To assess the scale of the issue CECA polled its members