Sectors such as construction, retail and manufacturing will be given "particular consideration" when the Scottish Government begins to decide how to ease the restrictions of the coronavirus lockdown, the First Minister said today.
Ailsa Thomson breaks down the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land. As part of the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land, on 26 April 2020 the right to b
The climate emergency has risen to the top of the UK’s political agenda in recent years, with green issues set to become one of the biggest political hot potatoes of the decade. Last year, the UK legislated for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This was recommended by the Committee on
Trainee solicitor at Jones Whyte Law, Lauren Hazlie, provides information on high rise cladding and what people should be aware of when looking to buy or sell a property which has inappropriate cladding. Over the past couple of decades, a number of high rise buildings in the UK have been built with
Potentially hundreds of flats in high rise blocks across Scotland may be effectively unsellable due to a lack of certification for cladding, it has been reported. New guidance issued by mortgage lenders revealed that properties over 18 metres high with any cladding must now provide written confirmat
Surveyor Tom Laurie talks about the many, but perhaps little known, exceptions that exist for Home Reports. Home Reports, now a wholly accepted part of Scotland’s residential property landscape, celebrated their tenth anniversary late last year. But, remarkably enough, there remains a signific
A construction specialist solicitor has joined Scottish firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) as a partner. Ross Taylor, who has headed up Taylor Law in Dunfermline for the last ten years, will be working as part of the firm’s construction team from October 1, specialising in content
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the UK Government to bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ after new data found that construction output has contracted for the fourth month in a row and new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.