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Chancellor announces measures

Cautious welcome for new self-employment measures

SELECT has given a cautious welcome to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s measures to provide financial support to the self-employed – but insists more clarity is still needed. Alan Wilson, Managing Director, said: “SELECT welcomes the measures that have been announced, which we believe will provide much-needed help and reassurance, both for our Members and other construction … Continued

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Additional commercial support offered to Members

SELECT has extended the range of coronavirus guidance to Members, with an additional commercial support service for those concerned about legal and contractual issues. Put together in conjunction with a number of industry experts, the service involves an initial consultation which is free for all Members up to 20 minutes. Assistance will cover the following issues: Delays in the … Continued

CICV Forum

SELECT plays a key part in new Forum calling for urgent action

SELECT is playing a leading role in a new forum of respected construction bodies who have suggested a number of simple actions that the Scottish Government could introduce immediately to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus. The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum – which represents the majority of contractor business in … Continued

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Members urged to give their views as retentions consultation extended

SELECT has urged Members to have their say in an industry-wide consultation on cash retentions after the deadline was extended due to the coronavirus crisis. Managing Director Alan Wilson said that every Member business should make their views known to the Scottish Government discussion before it closes on the new date of 13 May. He said: “This … Continued

Appointments at SEC Group

New senior appointments at SEC Group Scotland

The Scottish arm of leading construction body SEC Group has made two new appointments, welcoming a pair of experienced industry professionals to senior roles within the organisation.  Gordon Matheson, former president of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), has been appointed the new chair of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland. … Continued

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