Federation News

We have assembled news stories which are related to the construction and building industry in Scotland.

Articles of Interest

07th September 2017

Edinburgh trams inquiry: Awkward questions ‘blocked’ by firm
A council official who asked “difficult or awkward” questions of senior staff running the city’s trams project was asked not to attend future meetings, the inquiry heard yesterday – Visit The Scotsman to read more 

Losses on flagship Scottish contracts hit building giant
Galliford Try is focusing on winning contracts that lower risks for builders after writedowns on large, fixed-price infrastructure projects contributed to 57 percent drop in its profits, the British construction firm said on Wednesday – Visit The New York Times to read more 

Affordable house building in Scotland falls 6%
The Scottish Government has been keen to stress the importance of making sure there are enough affordable homes – Visit The Big Issue to read more

Politics

Brexit ‘risks triggering Scotland-England trade war’
Brexit risks triggering a trade war between Scotland and England unless Westminster takes control of billions of pounds worth of agriculture subsidies, Theresa May’s deputy has claimed – Visit The Scotsman to read more

Economy

Scottish unemployment falls to lowest rate in UK at 3.8%
Scotland's jobless total fell by 7,000 in the three months to July, to stand at 102,000. The unemployment rate fell by 0.3% from the previous quarter to reach 3.8% - below the UK figure of 4.3% - Visit BBC News to read more

07th September 2017