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 Scottish Government has issued more guidance on what construction work is considered to be ‘critical’ at the moment but a leading trade body has warned of a two-tiered system due to a disparity of advice across the UK. In recent days, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon advised that const
Confidence in the Scottish construction sector has fallen with employers expressing growing concerns about the potential impact of Brexit on industry labour costs. Employers responding to the quarterly Scottish Construction Monitor survey by the Scottish Building Federation were asked to rate how co
The Scottish Government is unlikely to meet its target of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by 2021 without reforms to housing procurement, according to a survey of Scotland’s building companies. The latest Scottish Construction Monitor, a quarterly survey of the membership of the Scottish Bu
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. The quarterly survey of the membership of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF), which represents hundreds of building c
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
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
Nicola Barclay Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.
Confidence within the Scottish construction sector has fallen again back to where it was at the end of 2013. The latest quarterly survey by trade body the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) said that industry employers gave a positive overall confidence rating for the tenth quarter in a row, though
Confidence amongst Scottish construction employers about the year ahead has declined during the third quarter of 2015, according to a new report. The latest Scottish Construction Monitor, a quarterly survey of the membership of trade body the Scottish Building Federation (SBF), found that confidence