The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Unite the Union have agreed a temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Those buying or selling private residential homes in Scotland are urged to delay moving to a new home while stay-at-home measures are in place under new guidance from the Scottish Government.
Unions have emerged from their latest meeting with the Scottish Government with major ongoing concerns over the regulation of non-essential businesses and the “flouting” of government guidance to gain a competitive advantage. Ahead of yesterday’s meeting with cabinet secretar
The charity that supports construction workers and their families is launching a crisis appeal so that it can respond to the needs of workforces as a result of COVID-19. The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of construction workers and their families i
Association for Project Safety CEO Lesley McLeod focuses on coronavirus and what it means for the construction industry. What’s happening in construction during COVID-19? Currently, as long as good hygiene arrangements are in place, and people scrupulously maintain their social distance, peopl
Climate change secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced that the Scottish Government will not be publishing the Climate Change Plan update at the end of April. The decision has been taken in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
A new virtual fitness club has been set up by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for its members and staff to maintain their fitness, actively improve their mental health and stay connected to others while social distancing.
Galliford Try has joined other major construction groups in cancelling its interim dividend as it prepares to see out the fallout caused by COVID-19.
The City of Edinburgh Council has written to contractors delivering all non-essential, council-led construction across the capital to follow national guidance issued by the Scottish Government.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice.
Call for rating appeals to be lodged due to material change of circumstances arising from coronavirus
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has called for rating appeals to be lodged and ideally to be backdated to March 4 as a result of a material change of circumstances arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The firm is currently working flat out lodging new appeals against rating assessments on the basis t
The Scottish Government has issued updated guidance on gas, fire and electrical safety checks which states that private landlords and letting agents should postpone routine certification requirements during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Morgan Sindall has reversed its decision to resume work on the £250 million Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area in Glasgow today with the firm citing confusion caused by contradictory guidance for construction from Holyrood and Westminster.
Kier Group has introduced a salary cut of up to 25% as part of a package of measures to continue operating “as efficiently as possible” during the coronavirus crisis.
The redevelopment of the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh has been temporarily paused due to the impact of the coronavirus, the charitable trust which runs the theatre has announced. Scheduled to start in September 2021, Capital Theatres will now explore the potential of starting the project 12 mon