Scottish Plant Owners Association

Exclusive: Scottish construction hit by unprecedented perfect storm of soaring costs, material shortages and lack of labour 

Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Published 4 May 2021

'Concerted action' required to tackle 'widespread' drug and alcohol misuse among plant operators

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for stakeholders from across the industry to come together to tackle the widespread problem of plant operators failing drug and alcohol tests without any impact on their competence cards.

Published 24 November 2020

Seven years required before removal of red diesel subsidy, say plant owners

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for a seven-year timeframe before the UK Government removes the subsidy on red diesel to allow the life cycle of machinery to end and for equipment manufacturers to have the necessary green products in place.

Published 2 October 2020

Trade bodies issue plea to Chancellor to delay red diesel plans

A collective group of construction trade bodies led by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to highlight continued concerns around the Treasury’s policy to cut the rebate on red diesel for construction plant machinery.

Published 6 July 2020

Scottish plant hire sector expresses coronavirus concerns to ministers

The different message from the Scottish Government regarding the construction industry compared to the rest of the UK is causing frustration throughout the country, the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has said.

Published 29 April 2020

Scottish construction bodies seek member views on future of CITB levy

Scottish construction industry bodies are surveying their memberships for views on the future of the Construction Levy administered UK-wide by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 1 September 2017