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Commenting on the latest UK construction output statistics published today (13th February 2015) by the Office for National Statistics, Scottish Building Federation Managing Director Vaughan Hart said:
Confidence within the Scottish construction industry has hit a new high as 2014 draws to a close. At the same time, employers have highlighted critical skills shortages in a number of key trades and managerial positions and are calling for increased fundi
A 19-year-old Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice from Glasgow has been named this year’s SBATC Apprentice of the Year, receiving the coveted James Birnie award for Craft Excellence at a special ceremony at the Scottish Parliament.
Leading trade association the Scottish Building Federation has expressed concern about new evidence pointing to a fragmentation in the Scottish construction industry as a result of the economic downturn.
Employers in the Scottish construction sector are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about future prospects for the industry as 42% expect to take on more workers over the next three years. However, the reduction in industry employment experienced in recent years co
New figures showed the number of construction companies going bankrupt fell from 18 in the second quarter of 2013 to 11 in Q2 of 2014 and by 18% over the year to June 2014 compared to the previous year.
The Scottish Building Federation has welcomed new figures showing the average time taken to determine major planning applications was 12 days quicker in 2013/14 than during the previous year.
Scottish Building Federation Head of Employment Affairs Paul Mitchell commenting on the latest monthly construction PMI figures.
A more proactive approach to tackling work-related ill health amongst construction apprentices could save the Scottish economy more than £30 million over the next decade according to new figures published today.
New figures show the number of Scottish building companies going bankrupt fell by 33% during the year to March 2014.
Construction industry employers in Scotland are at their most confident since the beginning of the economic downturn according to the latest Scottish Construction Monitor, a quarterly survey of the membership of the Scottish Building Federation.
New figures showing output from the Scottish construction industry increased by 10% last year have been strongly welcomed by the Scottish Building Federation.
The Scottish Building Federation has welcomed signs of improved performance in infrastructure and private commercial construction last year but has emphasised the importance of sustaining investment in housing to assist the industry’s continued recovery i
The public have named investment in infrastructure as the best way of boosting the Scottish economy according to a new opinion poll commissioned by the Scottish Building Federation and carried out by Progressive Scottish Opinion.
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