Construction future developments tracker
Construction future developments tracker

The following Construction guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Construction future developments tracker
  • Legislation
  • Fire safety
  • Contracts/standards
  • Dispute resolution
  • Appeal cases
  • Infrastructure and energy projects
  • Other

This horizon scanner identifies key upcoming changes relevant to construction lawyers, including in relation to legislation, fire safety, contracts/standards, dispute resolution, appeal cases and infrastructure and energy projects.

For past events, see the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 archives.

Legislation

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New Homes Ombudsman: Legislation to bring info effect a New Homes Ombudsman ‘As soon as possible’ A New Homes Ombudsman was announced on 24 February 2020, following a consultation held in 2019 (see: LNB News 27/06/2019 87).
Retention (Scotland): Consultation on cash retentions in the construction industry 4 December 2019 to 25 March 2020 See: LNB News 09/12/2019 47.
VAT reverse charge: Value Added Tax (Section 55A) (Specified Services and Excepted Supplies) Order 2019, SI 2019/892 comes into force 1 October 2020 See Practice Note: VAT—the reverse charge for building work.
This was originally due to come into force on 1 October 2019 but a postponement was announced on 6 September 2019 (see: LNB News