A team of helping hands from Renfrew-based The JR Group have been very busy during lockdown, using its team while construction remains on restriction to help those most in need during the pandemic. The group donned their overalls and helped homelessness charity Social Bite move furniture, household
Sixty-five-year-old joiner Bob Morning has walked out of intensive care after 68 days of fighting COVID-19.
Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. The construction sector is fundamentally important to the UK economy. Often cited as the barome
The coronavirus crisis will have a significant impact on the Scottish commercial property market, but it will also see more investors look for off-market deals in 2020, according to Knight Frank. The independent real estate consultancy said that, despite the challenges and investment caution brought
As the construction industry gets ready to return to work, the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have stressed the importance of preparing the next generation of electricians through the Pre-apprenticeship Programme. Since its launch in 20
Small businesses which share properties but do not pay business rates are now eligible to apply for grants to help with the impact of COVID-19, the Scottish Government has announced. The extension to the Small Business Grant Fund will apply to firms occupying shared office spaces, business inc
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has launched a major consultation to discover what stakeholders want for the industry after COVID-19 – and how to achieve it.
Taylor Wimpey is making preparations for a “sensible and well-managed” return to construction activities in Scotland following a positive rise in customer interest south of the border.
The campaigning trade organisation for Scotland’s electrotechnical industry has welcomed the UK Government’s further postponement of the planned VAT reverse charge scheme. The announcement delaying the introduction of the scheme until March 1 next year came over fears of the economic cha
HFD Construction managing director David Shearer gives his take on coming out of lockdown and some of the Phase 1 steps. On the 23rd March, the First Minister issued guidance that placed Scottish construction sites into lockdown. Almost since that moment, HFD has – like many others in the sect
Two examples of digital public engagement by Orbit Communications during the COVID-19 pandemic have been deemed best practice by the Scottish Government. The work to engage with the public on two projects, Finance House in Edinburgh and Locarno Works in Dundee, has been featured by the Scottis
A new net-zero plan launched by Zero Waste Scotland aims to show public, private and third sector organisations how to rebuild after coronavirus and meet their vital obligations on ending the climate emergency at the same time. Zero Waste Scotland has published its plan setting out five key steps fo
The UK Government delayed the introduction of reverse charge VAT for another five months.
Robertson Group has launched safe operating procedures which it said will set a new safety benchmark as the industry prepares to return to work.
The Scottish Building Society has today announced an emergency support package for customers in financial difficulty due to COVID-19, including a pledge that no-one will be at risk of losing their home over the next 12 months. As well as banning repossessions, the society is extending the current th