A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health and business wellbeing.
The survey can be completed here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PLV22QP
ECA Director of Legal and Business Rob Driscoll commented: “Poor mental health is bad for wellbeing and bad for business. The survey is an important next step in the campaign to reform retentions and the late payment culture in the industry. It will help us gain an understanding of the human costs of these practices, that are often overlooked.”
The survey contains 12 questions and runs from Thursday 12th September – Thursday 10th October.
Survey supporters cover a range of construction activity, including electrical, plumbing, building, scaffolding, roofing, civil engineering, fire safety, painting and decorating, and interiors. They include the National Federation of Builders, SEC Group and FETA.
The survey supporters are all part of a wider industry coalition pressing government to reform the practice of cash retentions in construction. Cash retentions is widely considered to be one of the most unfair and abused payment practices in the industry.