Construction Contracts Bill Supported
The Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) is
welcoming the Construction Contracts Bill about to be
introduced to Parliament.
"The Government and Associate
Commerce Minister Laila Harre are to be congratulated for
introducing this bill to protect the smaller subcontractor
when property developers firms go into receivership," said
Alasdair Thompson, EMA's chief executive.
"When big firms
go bust, smaller businesses have often carried heavy losses;
the new law should help prevent this happening.
will be pleased that lawful redress is being made available
in these circumstances."
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