Very recently Sir Michael Latham presented his first report to the Department of Trade and Industry. As might be expected there was not unanimity concerning the payment provisions but all seem to be agreed that 'pay when certified' clauses and their clones should be outlawed. On adjudication he comments that the Graham Watts report of the CIC identifies some problems and deserve a wider discussion. A short consultation period is suggested and it is hoped to get out the consultation document in the 'Autumn'! When it comes out, of course, the Society will make its presentation and I invite all members to email us with their views when the document is published. The report by Sir Michael and the reports submitted to him may downloaded by clicking here.