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SBF Press Releases

27th March 2017
Scottish builders plead for ‘greater certainty’ as industry confidence holds steady again

Scottish construction industry confidence has remained steady at PLUS 2 for a third consecutive quarter according to the latest in a quarterly series of industry employer surveys.  Read more here

15th March 2017
Scottish construction employment closes 2016 at 3-year high
Employment in the Scottish construction industry closed 2016 at 181,000, an annual rise of 7% or 12,000 and the highest number employed within the sector since December 2013. Read more here

10th March 2017
£14.5 billion output from Scottish construction in 2016
New official figures from the Office for National Statistics, issued today (10th March), show the Scottish construction industry generated total output of £14.5 billion last year, a modest decline on record output of £14.7 billion during 2015. Read more here

20th December 2016
Scottish builders’ confidence holds steady as rethink urged on abolition of apprentice skills test

Confidence amongst Scottish construction employers has held steady at PLUS 2 during the last three months of 2016, the same level recorded during the previous quarter.  Read more here

9th December 2016
Private sector keeps Scottish construction buoyant after Brexit vote
Output from the Scottish construction sector seems to have remained buoyant during the three months immediately following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, new official figures suggest. Read more here