Great article on the difficulties experienced by specialists in the current climate (20 November, page 48)

You would think that delivering the specialist skills on site to the standard required would be the tricky part – sadly, chasing payment (and retentions) for carrying out that work in good faith is the most difficult task.

What a shame and what a waste of the valuable and limited resources we all have – let alone the disrespect it shows to those that work hard on our construction projects and do their utmost to provide a professional service in often challenging circumstances.

Suzannah Nichol, chief executive, NSCC