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Westminster Debate on Cash Retentions

A debate will be held in Westminster on 27 January on the issue of cash retentions. Recent research has shown that some £3bn is held back from small firms by way of retention and in 2015 alone over £400m was lost as a result of the insolvency of those firms holding retentions. Ostensibly cash retentions … Continued

On Line Planning and Building Standards

The existing portal,, is being replaced by a new online applications portal, You can access the new portal and register at This is a new portal, with refreshed branding, but it has a very familiar look and feel and will function in the way users have been accustomed to. The change aims … Continued

Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC) – Annual Lecture, 2016

The SBCC has organised its 2016 Annual State of the Industry Lecture to take place in the offices of the RICS (125 princes Street,  Edinburgh) on 1 March 2016. The Lecture will be delivered by Richard Saxon, Chair, of the Joint Contracts Tribunal.   Full details, plus booking form for this free event, can be … Continued