There are now 76 trade bodies and 120 MPs in support of the Aldous Bill, and ahead of the Second Reading on Friday 27 April, Peter Aldous is presenting a petition to 10 Downing Street, representing support for retentions reform and calling on Government to act.

The campaign is at a critical point and FIS members are urged to attend on Monday 23 April when the petition will be presented at around 13:30. People are meeting in Parliament Square, Westminster, at the Churchill statue at 12:30 and it is anticipated that proceedings should be over by 14:00.

The petition represents 341,408 businesses, sole traders and a delegation of:
• Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney
• Mike Cherry, National Chair, Federation of Small Businesses
• Stephen Martin, Director General, Institute of Directors
• Steve Bratt, CEO, ECA
• Brian Berry, CEO, Federation of Master Builders
• David Frise, CEO, BESA and FIS

Media and Peers have been invited to attend.

A meeting will take place in Westminster on Wednesday 18 April for MPs with constituents impacted by Carillion, and industry expertise is very welcome. A press and industry briefing will be held in Portcullis House with Peter Aldous on 25 April also, for those who wish to join.

Your support at the petition presentation may be the difference between government support – or not.