Vaughan Hart Members of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) have both voted overwhelmingly to reject the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) proposals to continue to raise the construction industry training levy.
Scottish construction industry bodies are surveying their memberships for views on the future of the Construction Levy administered UK-wide by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Members of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) have u
Work on the Queensferry Crossing is drawing to a close The confidence of employers in the Scottish construction industry has taken a hit as fears over future work prospects grow, according to the latest Scottish Construction Monitor.
Scottish construction employers are becoming increasingly concerned by plans to introduce a new framework governing how apprentices working in the industry’s traditional craft trades are trained and employed. The warning has been issued by a coalition of industry employers, trade associations and
Vaughan Hart Scottish building contractors continue to be a little more positive about future business prospects though many have warned political uncertainty will be negative for the sector, a survey has revealed.
Employment in the Scottish construction industry closed 2016 at 181,000, an annual rise of 7% or 12,000 and the highest number employed within the sector since December 2013. The newly updated figures have been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) following separate figures released
Scotland’s construction industry generated total output of £14.5 billion last year, a modest decline on record output of £14.7bn during 2015, according to new official figures issued today by the Office for National Statistics. Output from the housing, private commercial and repair and maintenan
The number of building apprentices registered in Scotland rose by 6% to 1,778 last year according to new figures from the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC), the body responsible for registering construction apprentices throughout Scotland. Published to coincide with this
Confidence amongst Scottish construction employers has been rated positive for the second consecutive quarter, though the vast majority have called for the skills test element of construction apprenticeships to be retained. A quarterly survey of the membership of industry trade association the Scott
Output from the Scottish construction sector seems to have remained buoyant during the three months immediately following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, new official figures suggest. New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that output in the
Three construction work experience and pre-employment programmes in Scotland have been successful in receiving financial assistance from the latest round of CITB funding. Eleven other projects, based in England and Scotland, shared over £800,000 from CITB in this latest round of Flexible and Struct
Confidence among Scottish construction employers improved marginally in the three months to the end of September though concerns have been raised over the impact on supply costs following the Brexit vote. The latest survey from the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) found that confidence amongst Sco