When calculating time under the Construction Act this Christmas, be aware that in relation to Payment Notices (including Default Notices) and Pay Less Notices the following days do not count:
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- 27 December 2016
- 2 January 2017
- Weekends do count unless they are excluded for another reason – for instance this year Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.
- New Year’s Day does count
- The days that do not count vary from year to year
These rules also apply to withholding notices and to adjudication proceedings.
For more information on payment and pay less notices, click here.