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Conflict Avoidance Pledge

SELECT signs up to Conflict Avoidance Pledge

SELECT has added its name to a growing campaign for more collaborative working by signing up to the Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP). A joint initiative by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Civil Engineers and other major professional bodies in the built environment, the Pledge aims to … Continued

SELECT supports new election call to end payments abuse

SELECT has backed a new campaign by The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group that calls on all parliamentary candidates to vow to crack down on late payments. The SEC Group is seeking to obtain a commitment from all would-be MPs that they will support legislation to: Mandate 30-day payment terms on all public sector contracts and … Continued

Consultation retentions

SELECT takes regulation battle to Parliament for three-day exhibition

SELECT is taking its campaign for regulation of the electrical industry to the Scottish Parliament in a bid to keep the issue firmly in the public eye. We are delighted to have secured prominent exhibition space at Holyrood, where we will spend three days engaging with MSPs and other groups about the urgent need for … Continued

SELECT events raise over £5,000 for Electrical Industries Charity

SELECT has donated more than £5,000 to the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) this year to help it continue its vital work for those who need it most. Raised through a series of fund-raising events, the money will now help the charity provide practical support and financial relief to the 1.3 million people working in the electrical … Continued

‘No deal’ CPR guidance welcomed by SELECT

SELECT has welcomed new advice that confirms how Construction Products Regulation (CPR) could be affected by a no deal Brexit. The UK Government has announced that if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal on 31 October, EU CPR will be retained and a UK-based system will operate, with identical European harmonised … Continued

Derek Mackay to make keynote speech at SBCC conference

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC), which will focus on the economic issues currently affecting the industry. The afternoon address by Mr Mackay (pictured above) will centre around the findings of the Scottish Government Report on Economy, Energy and Fair Work. The … Continued

Fiona: Industry regulation would mean happier and safer consumers

Stricter regulation of the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on Scotland’s economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety, SELECT’s Fiona Harper told radio listeners this week. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, our Head of Employment Affairs welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians, … Continued

More speed less paperwork as declarations go digital

SELECT declarations have gone digital as we continue to cut back on paperwork to make life easier for Members. Thanks to our new online system, all Member declarations can now be submitted to SELECT via email, replacing the multiple forms which previously need to be filled out by hand and returned by post. The new … Continued

SELECT welcomes new consultation pledge over regulation

SELECT is among the senior industry bodies which have welcomed the Scottish Government’s pledge to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians ­– but have also urged them to make it happen soon. The announcement in the 2019-20 Programme for Government was accompanied by an assurance from Holyrood that it would launch an awareness campaign to make … Continued

VAT reverse charge postponement gets thumbs-up

SELECT and other major construction industry bodies have hailed the decision by the UK Government to delay major changes to the VAT regime. The announcement of a one-year extension to the launch of the reverse charge elicited a widespread positive response from leading UK trade bodies, which had written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer … Continued