A consultation to support a Post Implementation Review of the 2011 Changes to Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

Closed 19 Jan 2018

Opened 24 Oct 2017


Purpose of consultation

As part of its commitment to better regulation, the Government said it will undertake a non-statutory post implementation review of the 2011 changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).

To help inform that review, this consultation seeks information to help establish how effective those changes have been in securing their objectives. The consultation also asks some more general questions on the existing construction payment and adjudication framework and a set of questions on the affordability of adjudication, its misuse and its continuing relevance.

The consultation is relevant to any party to a commercial construction contract as defined by the construction contracts legislation. It is also relevant to adjudicators, arbitrators and lawyers. While this consultation concerns construction specific legislation it may also be relevant for those with an interest in prompt payment more generally and to insolvency practitioners. The legislation does not apply to residential occupiers.

The consultation runs in parallel with one on Retention Payments in the Construction industry.


What Happens Next

An analysis of the consultation responses will be produced in accordance with best practice guidance.

The consultation analysis, as well as wider engagement, will help inform the Government’s next steps. 

The consultation outcome will be published within 12 weeks of the close of the consultation or an explanation if this is not possible.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Legal representative
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Construction
  • Property


  • Regulation and red tape