A group of respected construction industry bodies has issued a joint call for a number of simple actions which it claims the Scottish Government could introduce immediately to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus.
Kingdom Housing Association has taken the decision to settle invoices immediately in recognition of the increasing importance of cash flow to its commercial partners during the current period of coronavirus uncertainty. A major employer and engine of economic activity across Fife, not le
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been welcomed by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering. In a statement on Friday, the Chancellor said the government will pay 80% of salary for staff
Among a raft of measures addressing the coronavirus crisis, CITB is closing its four National Construction Colleges, has cancelled its spring roadshows, and pledged to do all it can to support the construction sector and particularly apprentices and trainees over the coming weeks and months. All tra
The Unite union is calling on the UK Government to extend its wage support scheme to protect the million plus workers trapped in “bogus” self-employment in the building industry during the coronavirus crisis.
CBRE calls on Scottish Government to reconsider introduction of S13 Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Act
Global real estate advisor CBRE is urging the Scottish Government to reconsider the introduction of a section of the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Act which will remove Scottish businesses’ rights to lodge rating valuation appeals based on economic changes. Brian Rogan, head of CBRE Scotland&r
The Lighthouse Club has vowed to continue to provide emotional and financial support to the construction industry and called on companies to make donations in lieu of its fundraising events.
CITB CEO Sarah Beale has written the following message outlining the training body’s coronavirus response plan. Dear colleague,
Small and medium-sized construction building companies need urgent and immediate additional support from the government to prevent wide-scale insolvencies and job losses, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.
Initial responses to a major new engineering services survey have revealed that more than nine in ten businesses (93%) say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months.
The Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division explains its decision to extend the National Planning Framework 4 Call for Ideas deadline until 30 April.
As the country deals with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is urging workers in construction-related industries and trades to make use of the time to upskill or refresh training. In line with this, UKATA has approved its 200-member companies and individual
The Housing and Property Chamber has postponed scheduled hearings and case management discussions (CMDs) from 18 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have an ongoing case, you will be contacted in due course with this information. The chamber will contact parties in order of hearing date
A kind-hearted Glasgow Taxi driver has provided a powerful and personal offer of support to the city’s healthcare staff by offering free lifts to all NHS workers.
Morton Fraser's head of construction law Jonathan Seddon looks at the potential impact of coronavirus on UK construction projects being procured under JCT. I started looking at the potential impact that the coronavirus might have on my client's construction projects a few weeks ago when th