Blogs



Tony Cochrane: Construction sub-contractor left out of pocket after VAT case

In the recent J&B Hopkins (“J&BH”) Upper Tier Tax Tribunal VAT case, the court ...

Published 11 February 2019

Russell Munro: Winchburgh Village plan can provide blueprint for housing delivery

A model agreement between the Scottish Government, West Lothian Council and a newly-created joint ve ...

Published 6 February 2019

Blog: Largest project of my life is my biggest challenge yet – but teamwork is key

To mark the opening of The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) in the summer, Nigel Munro, the regional pr ...

Published 5 February 2019

Opinion: Empowering the masses not the few to improve housing in Scotland

Planning consultant Colin Lavety makes the case for housing land allocation decisions to be mad ...

Published 30 January 2019

Blog: Construction suppliers facing new challenges in 2019

Sarah Pengelly discusses the pros and cons of “living wills” for construction suppliers. ...

Published 16 January 2019

Blog: More competition law breaches by construction companies, against backdrop of declining sectoral awareness

Brodies partner Charles Livingstone considers more competition law breaches by construction companie ...

Published 11 January 2019

Blog: Top tips for SMES on building a healthy pipeline for 2019

Debbie MacKenzie, general manager at Proactis based in Aberdeen, provides some top tips for construc ...

Published 10 January 2019

Blog: Construction trends for 2019

Gary Danson, operations director at specialist repair firm Plastic Surgeon, discusses what he thinks ...

Published 8 January 2019

Blog: The future of homes for social rent: How modular provides Scotland with a solution to social housing challenges

Scape Group chief executive, Mark Robinson, on the Scottish Government’s fresh investment into ...

Published 19 December 2018

Blog: Appointing Construction Consultants – recurring problems

Scope of services, standard of care and correct contracting parties. Three standard appointment issu ...

Published 19 December 2018

Blog: Planning and Infrastructure: a little less conversation, a little more action

Planning partner Sarah Baillie contrasts the lack of ambition within Scotland’s Planning Bill ...

Published 18 December 2018

Blog: Home Reports have worked well for 10 years, but surveyors must always be open to opportunities for improvement

Marking a decade since the introduction of Home Reports, Eric Curran highlights issues such as lengt ...

Published 14 December 2018

Blog: Collaboration is key to boosting efficiency, innovation and profit

Lucy Black from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre on the importance of collaboration in co ...

Published 11 December 2018

Blog: Challenger banks create opportunities for commercial property, but the sector must keep its eyes open

Alan Gordon at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors considers the opportunities that challenger banks provide ...

Published 11 December 2018

Blog: How we are influencing the Scottish Planning Bill

Craig McLaren outlines how RTPI Scotland is influencing the Planning Bill. In July I blogged on t ...

Published 4 December 2018