Minister Breen Publishes Revised Code of Practice under the Construction Contracts Act, 2013
The Minister for Employment and Small Business, Mr. Pat Breen T.D., has today (25th July 2016) published a revised Code of Practice Governing the Conduct of Adjudications under Section 6 of the Construction Contracts Act, 2013. The Act will apply to certain construction contracts entered into from tomorrow (26th July 2016).
Minister Breen said “The Construction Contracts Act, 2013 brings important changes to the payment practices within the construction industry and now for the first time, payment disputes may be resolved through statutory adjudication within a short timeframe”. The Minister added that “the construction industry is a vital part of our economy and this legislation provides both new protections and responsibilities for parties to certain construction contracts covered by the Act. As Minister for Employment and Small Business I am acutely aware of the challenges faced daily by businesses in terms of costs and securing payment. This legislation provides increased certainty in terms of payment arrangements between parties to applicable construction contracts.”
Please see Code HERE