Federation News

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

Articles of Interest

26th October 2017

Glasgow planning committee should consider the pressure on schools and facilities
Glasgow City Council's planning committee has shown good sense in postponing a decision on the proposed Jordanhill development until a determination hearing has taken place, at which the opponents of the plan will have a proper opportunity to set out the valid reasons for their objections – Visit The Herald to read more

Affordable housing opened up to over-60s
Affordable housing in Scotland is to be made more accessible to the over-60s under a new Scottish government scheme – Visit BBC News to read more

Duke wins landmark planning court ruling
A cousin of the Queen has won a landmark ruling at the country’s highest court following a two-year legal battle with council planners over developer contributions – Visit The Press and Journal to read more

Construction company building on its success
A north-east building firm has been awarded more than £40million in new contracts – Visit The Press and Journal to read more


Politics 
David Mundell unable to name one post Brexit power returning to Scotland
An SNP MP has criticised Scottish secretary David Mundell for failing to identify a single power that would be returned to Holyrood post-Brexit – Visit The Scotsman to read more

David Davis: MP’s won’t vote on EU deal until after Brexit
The Brexit Secretary said negotiations are expected to go on up to the last minute of the final day before Britain quits the EU – Visit The Scotsman to read more


Economy

UK economy grows by 0.4% amid pressure for interest rate hike
The UK economy unexpectedly rebounded in the third quarter, upping the pressure on the Bank of England to hike interest rates next month – Visit The Scotsman to read more

Business optimism 'continues to improve'
Scots firms are "remaining resilient" in the face of a fragile economy, according to an industry survey.  Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) found business optimism continued to improve during the third quarter – Visit BBC News to read more

26th October 2017