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The Queen’s Speech: Construction Contracts Bill included

Mixed emotions: love it or hate it, the new Construction Contracts Bill is coming our way.

In today’s Queen’s Speech, the Government announced that the Construction Contracts Bill will be part of the legislative agenda for the year ahead. (It will be part of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill.)

Jonathan Cope, Director, MCMS Ltd:

“Despite my reservations about the draft Bill, I welcome the inclusion of the Bill in the Queen’s Speech. The current rules need reform and now Parliament will have an opportunity to implement changes.”

We wrote about the proposed changes on adjudication and payment earlier this year, when the draft Bill was first published. Building has reported the Bill remains largely unchanged.

10 thoughts on “The Queen’s Speech: Construction Contracts Bill included

  1. The LDEDC Bill 2008 had its second reading in the House of Lords on 17 December 2008. It was committed to a Grand Committee, to be heard in January 2009.

    We have now published a Legal Update on the second reading debate.

  2. The LDEDC Bill 2008 had its second reading in the House of Lords on 17 December 2008. It was committed to a Grand Committee, to be heard in January 2009.

    We have now published a Legal Update on the second reading debate.

  3. The committee stage – a line by line examination of the Bill – begins today, 19 January 2009. With more time diarised for tomorrow and next Monday and Wednesday (26th and 28th), PLC Construction will be keeping a close eye on events in the House of Lords and will update the site.

    Click here to read more about proposed amendments and the committee stage of the Bill.

  4. The committee stage – a line by line examination of the Bill – begins today, 19 January 2009. With more time diarised for tomorrow and next Monday and Wednesday (26th and 28th), PLC Construction will be keeping a close eye on events in the House of Lords and will update the site.

    Click here to read more about proposed amendments and the committee stage of the Bill.

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