Katy Christiansen: Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in July 2020

At the end of May 2020, the Government confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Support Scheme (CJRS), known as furloughing, would be extended to the end of October 2020, with a Phase 2 of the scheme, allowing for more flexibility in workers furloughed but with employers beginning to contribute to the wage bill of those on furlough, beginning on 01 July, 2020.

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Seventh RoSPA Gold for Ogilvie Construction

Ogilvie Construction has landed an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards for the seventh consecutive year.

Published 11 August 2020

Linear Group expands into North of England

Principal contractor and specialist trade expert Linear Group has launched its main contracting arm Linear DC into the North of England, less than 18 months since the business was established in Scotland. 

Published 11 August 2020

RIBA president elected for 2021

Simon Allford has been elected the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Published 11 August 2020

£10m fund to help apprentices return to work

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a £10 million package of measures to recruit and retain apprentices, including additional funding for the Scottish Government’s Adopt an Apprentice programme.

Published 11 August 2020

CICV Forum reminds public to let construction workers do their jobs safely

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has launched a colourful new social media campaign reminding the public to let construction workers do their jobs safely as Scotland strives to rebuild the sector.

Published 11 August 2020

Moda bids to become greenest build-to-rent operator with Utopi partnership

Build-to-rent property operator Moda Living has announced a partnership with Hamilton-based technology firm Utopi to build a complete digital infrastructure and optimise smart building technology across Moda’s entire development portfolio.

Published 11 August 2020

JR Group delivers affordable homes in Wishaw

JR Group has successfully delivered 30 affordable homes on East Academy Street in Wishaw as it awaits a decision on plans for 12 more flats in the town.

Published 11 August 2020

Bancon begins housing development at former Dundee primary school site

Work to deliver 43 affordable homes on the site of a former primary school in Dundee is now under way, Abertay Housing Association has confirmed.

Published 11 August 2020

GCU to help Sri Lanka tap into ‘vast resource’ of renewables

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will receive a share of almost one million euros to help Sri Lanka address workforce shortages in renewable energy skills and meet its ambitious targets.

Published 11 August 2020

Building Briefs – August 11th

The Queensferry Crossing will partially close overnight this weekend to allow for the final calibration of structural health monitoring sensors on the bridge.

Published 11 August 2020