Glasgow-based construction firm PVP Developments has secured a £750,000 Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan from Bank of Scotland. The firm, which is currently delivering a £10 million luxury apartment scheme in Yorkhill, Glasgow, is now planning to re-open s
Kirkcaldy-based Granite Systems Limited, a manufacturer of granite, stone and marble kitchen worktops, has secured a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland, enabling the business to continue its operation during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay appeared on BBC Scotland’s The Nine this week to outline why she thinks the home building industry is uniquely placed to begin a safe, phased return to work and complete the 6,000 homes currently awaiting finishing touches.
Scotland's housing market could recover quicker from coronavirus than the last financial crash if the government freezes sales taxes to help home buyers, according to the Scottish Building Society. CEO Paul Denton said support measures such a Land and Buildings Transaction Tax holiday coul
Construction work on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm is expected to resume shortly following a pause due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Matthias Haag, NnG project director, and David Webster, senior port manager, Port of Dundee
The UK Government has extended the maximum loan size available through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) from £50 million to £200m. The move aims to ensure those large firms which do not qualify for the Bank of England’s COVID Corporate Financing Faci
A new online service for small and medium sized employers to recover statutory sick pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees will launch on May 26, the UK Government has announced today. Announced in the March 11 Budget as part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by
Briar Homes marketing manager Ainslie McCrone on managing buyer interest as the housebuilding sector awaits the easing of lockdown restrictions. There are certain milestones in life that are set in, well, stone, and serve as evidence of our British-ness – or Scottish-ness for that matter.
Roddy Cormack, accredited specialist in construction law and legal director at Scottish law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, explores the role of designers in the return to operations for the construction industry in the new COVID normal. It’s important to remember the responsibiliti
A survey by the CITB has found that just 141 construction apprentices out of more than 10,800 contacted have been made redundant in Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic to date.
Interserve Construction has deployed 150 specially-trained Mental Health First Aiders to support their colleagues as part of a national effort to tackle the impact of coronavirus. The company’s Mental Health First Aiders have all been trained to MHFA England standards in supporting those strug
Despite the current uncertainty in the Scottish housing market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant drop in transactions, average prices are expected to remain stable, according to Rettie & Co. In its Spring 2020 forecast, the property specialist said transactions activity is likely
RICS has called on the Scottish Government for clarity on when the house buying and selling process can restart as it suggested house prices will be 4% lower when the market reopens.
A new expert plan proposes investing over £11 billion in construction and home-building to kickstart the UK's economic recovery from coronavirus and deliver a £33 billion return for the UK government.
Landscaping and concrete specialist Marshalls could make up to 15% of its entire workforce redundant under restructuring plans outlined today.