Chris Thompson, AAB: Scottish Government support for SME housebuilders

The Scottish Government has launched a £100 million Emergency Loan Fund for Scottish SME housebuilders with liquidity issues due to the temporary closure of the housebuilding sector. The fund’s aim is to safeguard jobs and protect suppliers, ensure a continued supply of homes, support post-COVID-19 economic recovery and retain diversity within the housebuilding sector.

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Local authorities asked to use discretion on charging or waiving building warrant fees

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has urged local authorities to consider waiving fees accrued as a result of building warrant extensions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 7 August 2020

No pay increase for CITB staff

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to forgo its planned pay increase this year as part of a range of measures to make savings and reduce operating costs.

Published 7 August 2020

CICV Forum celebrates 100th member and releases 50th guidance document

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) is celebrating a double milestone this week – welcoming its 100th individual member and releasing its 50th piece of guidance.

Published 7 August 2020

Plans lodged for mews homes at vacant Kelvinhaugh site

Councillors are to consider plans for a development of four mews homes on a concealed site Glasgow's Kelvinhaugh district.

Published 7 August 2020

Caledonia awarded £1m contract to deliver Care & Repair services for two local authorities

Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council have appointed Caledonia Housing Association to deliver Care & Repair services to residents in a three-year joint contract.  

Published 7 August 2020

Nixon joins ng homes framework

Glasgow-based company NIXON has been appointed to join ng homes’ framework for the next four years.

Published 7 August 2020

And finally... Kanye West attempts to trademark ‘2020Vision’ for dome shelters

Kayne West is reportedly applying for a trademark on the term ‘2020Vision’ as a name for homes he was building on his 300-acre Californian property.

Published 7 August 2020

Chris Thompson, AAB: Scottish Government support for SME housebuilders

The Scottish Government has launched a £100 million Emergency Loan Fund for Scottish SME housebuilders with liquidity issues due to the temporary closure of the housebuilding sector. The fund’s aim is to safeguard jobs and protect suppliers, ensure a continued supply of homes, support post-COVID-19 economic recovery and retain diversity within the housebuilding sector.

Published 7 August 2020

Scottish SMEs secure place on £18m-a-year demolition contract

Twenty-three Scottish SMEs are set to benefit from an £18 million-a-year contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to all local authorities and housing associations.

Published 6 August 2020

Government planning proposals ‘at odds’ with announcement on generating growth and supporting jobs

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.

Published 6 August 2020

Freefoam launch video to acknowledge 30 year anniversary

Freefoam Building Products has now released a video to highlight and celebrate their 30 year anniversary. Featuring an informative interview with chairman and founding director Tony Walsh, and managing director Aidan Harte, the video brings the Freefoam story to life and highlights some of the key milestones in this inspiring 30-year journey.

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