Blogs



Dr Graham Paterson: The need to entice young people into construction

City Building’s executive director, Dr Graham Paterson, on how education must work with employ ...

Published 24 April 2019

Paul McGonigal: Significant VAT changes on the horizon for building & construction services

Paul McGonigal explores the changes in VAT rules for supplies in the construction industry coming in ...

Published 24 April 2019

Jamie Dunne: Competition crackdown – Five lessons for construction businesses

Given a number of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accusations against key suppliers to the c ...

Published 23 April 2019

Fraser Lynes: The opportunities offered by brownfield land

Queensberry Properties’ land and development director, Fraser Lynes, says there’s no nee ...

Published 23 April 2019

Alyson Cowan: Importance of limitation clauses in collateral warranties

The recently published judgment of O’Farrell J in Swansea Stadium Management Co. Ltd v Sw ...

Published 18 April 2019

Blog: Why going plastic-free should matter to us all

By Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland commercial at Knight Frank When Blue Planet II was firs ...

Published 12 April 2019

Colin Lavety: Time to banish the green belt taboo?

Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, wri ...

Published 4 April 2019

Stephen Good: Funding will support a construction innovation revolution – but we need industry’s help

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre chief executive Stephen Good reflects on an £11 millio ...

Published 2 April 2019

Blog: True Valuations – when can they truly be sought?

Solicitor Amy Drew of Scottish lawyers MacRoberts addresses changes to the law in the wake ...

Published 1 April 2019

Scott Craig: Preparing for Making Tax Digital in three easy steps

Scottish business advisors Scott-Moncrieff outline how the construction industry can ensure it is pr ...

Published 29 March 2019

Lynda Ross: The demolished development and the silent clock

A dispute about a demolished housing development in Midlothian has shown how a claim against consult ...

Published 27 March 2019

Heads of Planning Scotland: Resourcing the Planning System

Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS) offers to help the Scottish Government better understand the true ...

Published 25 March 2019

Kevin Stewart: Politicians must work together to avoid damage to Scotland’s economy

Planning Minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the need for Scottish Parliament to amend the Planning B ...

Published 21 March 2019

Marion Forbes: When promotion is not always the right answer

Offering promotions to staff to prevent them from leaving is a growing trend in construction and cou ...

Published 19 March 2019

Scott Wilson: Partnerships are the recipe for success at MIPIM

Robertson Group’s executive director, development, Scott Wilson, discusses why the company&rsq ...

Published 13 March 2019