COVID-19



Construction sector welcomes long-awaited return to work but further clarity sought

The first tentative steps to get the construction sector in Scotland back to work have been widely s ...

Published 22 May 2020

Norman Jamieson Ltd secures six-figure CBILS loan from Bank of Scotland

Dundee-based lorry hire firm Norman Jamieson Ltd has secured a six-figure loan from Bank of Scotland ...

Published 22 May 2020

Chris Thompson: Scottish Government support for SME housebuilders

The Scottish Government has announced a new £100 million Emergency Loan Fund for S ...

Published 22 May 2020

Charlotte Edwards: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & Portal - Latest Updates

Last month we discussed the impact the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have on Scottish businesses ...

Published 22 May 2020

Government outlines plan for phased return of construction next week

The construction sector could return to work on a phased basis from May 28 under a new framework ann ...

Published 21 May 2020

Wates to cut staff by 300 as coronavirus impact bites

Wates Group has become the first major contractor to unveil large-scale redundancies in direct respo ...

Published 21 May 2020

Additional cabins in play as Robertson plots June restart for £35m university project

Robertson Group is planning to resume work on Aberdeen University’s new £35 million scie ...

Published 21 May 2020

PVP Developments secures £750k CBILS loan from Bank of Scotland

Glasgow-based construction firm PVP Developments has secured a £750,000 Coronavirus Business I ...

Published 21 May 2020

Granite Systems Limited secures six-figure CBILS loan from Bank of Scotland

Kirkcaldy-based Granite Systems Limited, a manufacturer of granite, stone and marble kitchen wo ...

Published 20 May 2020

Video: Homes for Scotland makes case for return to work on The Nine

Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay appeared on BBC Scotland’s The Nine this wee ...

Published 20 May 2020

Scottish Building Society calls for property sales tax holiday

Scotland's housing market could recover quicker from coronavirus than the last financial crash if th ...

Published 20 May 2020

Neart na Gaoithe wind farm work set to resume this week

Construction work on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm is expected to resume shortly fol ...

Published 19 May 2020

CLBILS scheme extended to offer larger businesses loans of up to £200m

The UK Government has extended the maximum loan size available through the Coronavirus Large Busines ...

Published 19 May 2020

Coronavirus statutory sick pay rebate scheme to launch in May

A new online service for small and medium sized employers to recover statutory sick pay (SSP) paymen ...

Published 19 May 2020

Ainslie McCrone: Why our homes are still our – virtual - castles

Briar Homes marketing manager Ainslie McCrone on managing buyer interest as the housebuilding sector ...

Published 19 May 2020