Getting Paid

Getting paid, in full and on time is an issue facing all of us in the fencing industry. Some contractors win jobs at less than cost price and then seek to make their profit by taking it away from their subcontractors, one way or another!

The NSCC Fair Payments Council and other initiatives are trying to make some headway in insisting on shorter payment periods and no retentions, however we all know that things are often different on the ground. NSCC is due to merge with UKCG very soon, so perhaps we will start to see some real change for the better in due course.

In the meantime it may be useful for members to share any advice, guidance, hints and tiips on getting paid: perhaps using the Housing Grants Construction Act, or County Court, or just "Naming and Shaming" those that deliberately flout all contractual and moral rules.