Building services employers are more worried about keeping their workers safe than being sued over project delays, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association said contractors should not feel pressurised into carrying out work during the COVID-19 crisis if it c
More than three-quarters of Scotland construction sector has reported a cease to all cash flow stop while 95% have furloughed at least 80% of their staff, a new survey has revealed.
Following news that the economic impact of efforts to tackle coronavirus could see Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fall by around a third, industry body Homes for Scotland has said it is working on a recovery plan to kick-start the home building sector as soon as possible. The latest S
The Scottish Government has announced that support for the newly self-employed and firms suffering hardship to be paid in early May.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) are spearheading work to produce site safety guidance for the mechanical and electrical (M&E) sector and is calling for industry feedback.
The directors at Bellway have voluntarily agreed to a salary cut which the housebuilder will match-fund and donate to charity.
Construction work has begun ahead of schedule to build a facility which will house the UK's first bespoke strategic vaccine development and manufacturing capability.
The Scottish Government has welcomed a £1.25 billion COVID-19 support package from the Treasury for start-ups that are not eligible for existing coronavirus funding schemes but has urged the UK Government urged to fill even more gaps in funding schemes.
The military-style planning used to deliver emergency NHS projects during the COVID-19 crisis should be used to inspire long-term industry reform, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Collaboration between engineers and military planners enabled the transformation of th
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has issued an engaging new animation that offers clear and practical advice to contractors and occupiers undertaking emergency domestic work.
During the Second World War, chartered surveyors enjoyed the status of a Reserved Occupation per the schedule passed as an Act of Parliament in 1939, thereby avoiding conscription and National Service. Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has therefore decided to do what it can in support of
An online application portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been launched today as the initiative was extended by another month.
More than £215 million has been awarded to over 18,000 Scottish business ratepayers in just two weeks to help firms combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, new figures have revealed.
An independent advisory group has been set up to provide expert economic advice to the Scottish Government in response to the coronavirus crisis. The group will provide urgent advice on the private sector and business aspects of the Scottish Government’s economic response.
Employers should act now to support the long-term mental wellbeing of their staff during the current pandemic, according to the Mates in Mind charity.