Welsh health authorities not ensuring fair payment
A survey of Welsh health authorities has revealed a lack of action in curbing payment abuse of SMEs in construction supply chains. The survey was carried out by SEC Group Wales.
Of the seven Welsh health boards, only three respondents (Aneurin Bevan, Cwm Taf Morgannwg and Swansea Bay) said they took any measures to ensure that sub-contractors were paid within 30 days of their payment applications.
A SEC Group spokesperson noted that project bank accounts had been mandated by the Welsh Government two years ago for many projects and said they would “now like to see every health authority in Wales using PBAs.”