The changes to the Construction Act did not come into force in April 2011 and the expectation now is that they will come into force on 1 October 2011. According to JCT, the Government is working to an implementation date of October 2011 and JCT will issue a new edition of the JCT contracts to cover the new payment legislation which will be incorporated in the amendments to the Act. The new JCT edition will also include “other updates”. JCT will announce the date for publication once the date for the new Act is confirmed by the Government.