After a year in which the construction industry in Scotland moved from crisis to recovery and rebuilding, members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum are looking forward to 2022 in a positive frame of mind.
Building on the success of COP26, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has announced it will be holding a dedicated eco homes festival in 2022, delivering practical assistance and advice to help Scotland become a net zero nation.
Almost 90% of small to medium-sized (SME) construction firms in the UK have reported having to delay jobs due to a lack of materials or skilled tradespeople, according to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
A ten-year high in workload levels for builders in Scotland is being matched by steep increases in material prices and a growing struggle to secure labour causing a "perfect storm" for future building work, according to a trade body's survey. The latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation
A virtual awards ceremony was held last night by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to crown the winners of the 2021 Scotland Master Builder Awards. Sponsored by TradePoint, the event saw 11 prizes handed to the successful entrants, judged by an independent panel that included SCN editor K
Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.
The first three months of 2021 saw enquiries with local building firms across the UK increase at their fastest rate in a decade, fuelling significant difficulties with construction material shortages, according to new data from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland. The latest FMB State o
The next government must reform the planning system so that more new homes are built by SME house builders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland following the launch of its Programme for Government today.
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has welcomed a call by housing minister Kevin Stewart for the reduction of VAT on repairs and maintenance. The industry collective has backed a letter which the minister sent to the UK secretary to the Treasury, pressing for a reduced rate on
The construction industry will require the equivalent of 22,500 new roles to be created by 2028 to ensure the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 is on track, according to a new report by the Construction Industry Training Board (CI
Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wish-list for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).
FMB Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to unlock a pipeline of future work to safeguard skills, experience and jobs in the local building sector following a significant decrease in workload and enquiries. The trade body’s State of Trade Survey found that builders in Scotland reported t
An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed, though the Scottish Government “missed an opportunity” to set out how they will invest in Scotland’s builders.