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Construction Act reform proposals

Payment New measures

Contractors must provide a certificate of 'sums due' to clarify payment. Payee can apply for payment if certificate is not provided

Section 110 (payment) notices scrapped

DTI considering scrapping paywhen-certified clauses ? potentially through primary legislation

Suspension and remobilisation costs claimable if work stops due to disputes Rejected proposals

Changes to Section 111 (withholding) notices

Abolition of cross-contract set-off clauses

Scrapping of pay-when-paid in cases of company insolvency Adjudication New measures

Trustee stakeholder accounts to be scrapped

DTI to take forward Government commitment to both parties bearing own legal costs in adjudication disputes

Adjudicator to be entitled to payment if he stands down when his jurisdiction is challenged

Adjudicators can open up 'final and conclusive' contract clauses if they relate to inter im payment Rejected proposals

Giving adjudicators power to rule on aspects of his own jurisdiction

Extending adjudicator immunity to claims from third parties