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SEC urges rapid implementation of recovery plan

The Specialist Engineering Contractor’s (SEC) Group – representing the largest value sector in UK construction – has welcomed publication of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Industry Recovery Plan (‘Roadmap to Recovery’).

SEC Group wants to see an industry and government response which ensures rapid implementation of the various recommendations.

The plan builds on previous work and much of what’s proposed has been identified and developed through industry initiatives and consultations – emphasis and urgency has been added by the current challenging circumstances. The benefits of collaboration and fair payment are well known and accepted and comprehensively covered in the CLC’s Procure for Value report. We further support the emphasis on fairer contractual and payment practices throughout the supply chain and we will work closer within the sub-sector plans on this.

This recovery plan and the cross-industry agreement on which it’s based can be the catalyst which overcomes past inability to achieve the necessary progress for change.

SEC Group’s chairman Trevor Hursthouse said it was now vital to bring forward pipelines of work and to get the cash flowing as soon as possible to all layers of the construction supply chain. He added:

“The CLC Recovery Plan has all the right ingredients – we must hope that industry and government can transform the best of intentions into realities to maintain a strong and vibrant construction industry capable of playing its crucial part in rebuilding UK economy”.

SEC Group will be engaged in the work required to bring the Recovery Plan to fruition for the specialist sector.

2 June 2020

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