Federation News

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

Articles of Interest

25th July 2017

Concern over development opening date
An Aberdeen councillor has said he has been "stonewalled" over attempts to find out exactly when the Marischal Square development will open – Visit BBC News to read more

Project to create network of paths to Moray beauty spot nears completion
A determined band of Moray volunteers are nearing the culmination of a project to entice tourists to a beauty spot – Visit The Press and Journal to read more

Grenfell Tower panel-makers ‘cannot control how they are installed’
The US manufacturer of the cladding panels on Grenfell Tower in London, where at least 80 people died in a fire last month, has said it stopped selling them for high-rise buildings because it cannot control how they are installed – Visit The Press and Journal to read more

Revised plans to build world-class hotel in Highland Perthshire approved
The ambitious plan to turn Taymouth Castle near Kenmore into a five-star luxury resort has been resurrected and Perth and Kinross Council has approved it proposal under delegated powers – Visit The Courier to read more


Politics

Lord Heseltine predicts general election by 2019
The Conservative Government will face a general election in about two years’ time, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has predicted – Visit The Scotsman to read more

Labour leadership challenged to clear up its "confusing" stance on Brexit
Labour high command has been challenged over its "confusing" stance on Brexit after leading figures appeared at loggerheads over the party’s official position – Visit The Herald to read more


Economy

Number of zero hour contracts in Scotland falls
Figures from the SNP show that 2,000 fewer Scots are on zero hours contracts now, compared to the same period last year – Visit The Scotsman to read more

Lauren Brown: Apprentices face new challenges for business thanks to government levy
When George Osborne, the former Chancellor, announced the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy for British employers in his 2015 summer budget, there was universal concern from over-burdened businesses with what might have looked like another complex payroll tax – Visit The Scotsman to read more

Agenda: Funds from apprenticeship levy cash should be ring-fenced
In 2015, the then Chancellor, George Osborne considered a scheme to improve the number of apprenticeships being taken up and funded throughout the UK – Visit The Herald to read more

25th July 2017