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FMB warn firms ‘left in dark’ over Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme

THE Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the UK Government's chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to address blockages in the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan...

Edinburgh office building sold in £5 million+ deal

A well-known Edinburgh office building has been sold in a deal worth more than £5 million. Wemyss House, which faces onto Queens Street Gardens in...

Shepherd highlights ‘material change of circumstances’

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors has called for rating appeals to be lodged and backdated to March 4 as a result of a 'material change of...

Webinars highlight crucial work being carried out by building services firms

THE Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced its series of daily Covid-19 update webinars have reinforced the message that building services specialists are...
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Paisley contractor appointed to £20m framework

LAR Housing Trust has appointed Paisley-based Clark Contracts to Lot 2 of its £20 million construction framework

Union welcomes Scottish Government’s stance on site closures

THE Unite union has welcomed the Scottish Government's instruction to close all construction sites not linked to the health service. Unite said it has been...
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Industry bodies clarify position on construction practices

THE new Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued new guidance for Scottish construction firms to provide clarity following advice from First Minister Nicola...

Scotframe creates new role to support growth in English market

Scotframe has appointed Andy Lewis to the newly created role of business development manager for central England

CITB to suspend industry levy collection

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will suspend the issue of its levy bills, due for payment in 2020, for at...

Balfour Beatty to postpone AGM

BALFOUR Beatty is postponing its AGM, which was due to be held on May 14, due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The contractor said the move...

CITB to pay apprenticeship grants in advance

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it is making available advanced payment of apprenticeship attendance grants for second and third year apprentices

New guide offers advice on managing cash flow

A free guide to help small businesses manage cash flow during the Covid-19 crisis has been published by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management...
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£1 billion Business Support Fund opens in Scotland

The Scottish Government has opened its £1 billion business support fund to help companies impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak

Marine tech specialist secures new Aberdeen base

Marine technology and aquaculture firm OTAQ Group has agreed a five-year lease at Moorfield Group’s Aberdeen Innovation Park

Builders merchants temporarily close as UK Government clarification sought

SOME of Britain's largest builders merchants have temporarily shut because of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Jewson announced that their stores will close for 24 hours...

Webinars aimed at helping businesses through Covid-19 pandemic to be hosted

A series of webinars are set to be hosted to help brief businesses on how best to handle the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Scottish Business...

UK Government urged to protect self-employed workers

UNITE, the construction union, has called on the UK Government to extend its wage support scheme during the coronavirus pandemic to protect workers ‘trapped’...

FMB urges UK Government to give firms ‘immediate’ support

THE UK Government has been urged to give small and medium-sized construction firms ‘urgent’ and ‘immediate’ additional support amidst the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The request...

Controversial IR35 tax reform delayed

THE controversial IR35 tax reform has been deferred for a year in a bid to ease pressure from businesses amidst the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Previously...

Boris Johnson urged to keep construction sites open

BORIS Johnson has been urged to keep construction sites open amidst the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. In a letter from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), signed...