New engineering services alliance to champion change

A major new industry alliance will be launched next month for the UK's engineering services sector.

Published 20 January 2021

Industry bodies again lobby Chancellor for withdrawal of 'damaging' reverse charge VAT legislation

Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has joined forces with more than 40 contractor and trade association members in writing to the UK Government demanding the withdrawal of proposed Reverse Charge VAT legislation.

Published 19 January 2021

CICV Forum backs calls for industry to ‘play its part’ during tougher lockdown measures

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has echoed calls for the industry to “play its part” during lockdown ­and has urged workers to keep following vital health and safety guidance.

Published 14 January 2021

SECTT to hold talks with minister over access to Apprenticeship Employer Grants

Access to Scottish Government Apprenticeship Employer Grants for companies in the electrical sector is to be discussed at ministerial level following an intervention by the industry’s training specialist.

Published 13 January 2021

SELECT stresses fatal consequences of not isolating safely during electrical work

Electrical trade body SELECT has launched a major safe isolation awareness campaign to help keep electricians and apprentices free from harm at work in 2021.

Published 11 January 2021

SELECT secures services of construction industry champion Professor Rudi Klein

In a timely boost for its member companies in the electrotechnical sector, SELECT has moved swiftly to secure the services of one of the UK's foremost construction experts to guide and advise its members.

Published 7 January 2021

CICV Forum asks industry experts to reveal their wish-list for 2021 and beyond

Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wish-list for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).

Published 17 December 2020

No raise in SELECT subscription rates for 2021

SELECT, the campaigning body for the electrotechnical sector in Scotland, has chosen not to increase subscription rates for 2021, in a further move to help Members cope with the financial challenges caused by COVID-19.

Published 7 December 2020

SELECT welcomes second consultation on regulation of the electrical industry

A second consultation on regulation of the electrical industry has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 24 November 2020

MSP urges electricians to add voice to regulation consultation in SELECT video

An MSP who is leading the call for recognition of electrician as a regulated profession has urged as many people as possible to add their voices to a parliamentary consultation on the issue before it closes on November 10.

Published 29 October 2020

Delay to new smoke alarm rules given cautious welcome from SELECT

Trade association SELECT has cautiously welcomed a proposed one-year delay to new rules on domestic smoke alarms – but says Holyrood needs to roll out a major awareness campaign on the rules in the meantime.

Published 23 October 2020

Recognising electrician as a profession would bring ‘significant’ safety, economic and skills benefits, MSPs told

Campaigning trade association SELECT has told a parliamentary consultation that regulating the electrical industry in Scotland would help reduce death and injury, bring significant economic benefits and encourage more women and minorities to take up the tools.

Published 22 October 2020

SELECT offers new professional indemnity insurance scheme to members

In the latest addition to its portfolio of services, trade association SELECT has joined with one of the UK’s largest independent professional indemnity (PI) insurance brokers to offer its members essential business protection.

Published 12 October 2020

SELECT introduces conditional membership to encourage enrolment during restrictions

Firms can enjoy the benefits of full membership of Scotland’s largest trade association SELECT despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions with the introduction of an innovative new enrolment scheme.

Published 28 September 2020

SELECT’s ‘business as usual’ approach continues to deliver vital services to members

SELECT’s values of cooperation, collaboration and commitment have guided the organisation through one of the most challenging years in its 120-year history, its first-ever digital annual report has revealed.

Published 23 September 2020