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Confidence within the Scottish construction industry has hit a new record peak of PLUS 35, up six points on the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Scottish Construction Monitor.
Every £1 million of Scottish industry output now supports 13 construction jobs according to the latest official employment figures from the Office of National Statistics. This has dropped from 22 jobs supported by every £1 million of output in 2004.
A decoupling of output and jobs in the Scottish construction sector could threaten the long-term sustainability of the industry’s recovery, leading industry body the Scottish Building Federation has warned.
SBF Annual Conference - Scottish Construction: Building a financially secure, sustainable future
On the 4th November 2014 the Employment Appeal Tribunal in London handed down a Judgement in the case of Bear Scotland & Ors -v- Fulton & Ors relating to the calculation of holiday pay under the provisions of the EU Working Time Directive.
The Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust, formerly the Edinburgh and District Master Builders' Charitable Trust, Scottish Charity Number SCO29604, comprises charitable funds raised through the building trade in Edinburgh an
Confidence within the Scottish construction industry has reached a new record high of PLUS 29, up three points on the rating recorded at the end of 2014. This is the headline result of the most recent Scottish Construction Monitor, a quarterly survey of t
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed the statutory payments and compensation limits applicable for the 2015/16 financial year. The standard weekly rates for Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Statutory Paternity
B&CE Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Heath-Lay, launched the SBF auto enrolment HUB at the Construction Conference on Friday 27 March 2015.
The number of building apprentices registered in Scotland in 2014 rose by 7% to 1,553. The new figures have been released by the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC), the body responsible for registering all apprentices from the t
The Scottish Building Federation is participating in a national training programme with likeminded organisations to promote substantially funded opportunities for Site Managers to develop their competencies and accredit existing skills.
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.