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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

SBCC's Lisa Cattenach

Lisa: Sector must pull together ‘ethically and fairly’

The Chair of The Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has urged the construction sector to forget its differences and work together to overcome the potentially devastating impact of coronavirus. Lisa Cattanach says it’s vital for the industry to show a united front over looming contractual and supply chain issues – and insisted that all affected … Continued

commerical helpline

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

Help is at hand with the EIC

EIC offers financial and emotional support during crisis

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is offering financial relief and mental health support to any electrical contractors who have concerns about the impact of coronavirus. The charity is adapting its support service to help industry members through the pandemic, with a range of practical support services. Financial assistance on offer from the EIC includes: Small … Continued

government

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

Consultation retentions

Consultation on retentions is welcomed by SELECT

SELECT has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of an industry-wide consultation on the use of cash retentions in construction. The move follows a massive ongoing campaign by SELECT, working in partnership with the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. SELECT and SEC Group Scotland have been carrying out extensive lobbying amongst members of the Scottish Parliament … Continued

campaign boost

Huge boost as 32 more MSPs back call to regulate electricians

More than 30 MSPs have added their voices to SELECT’s rapidly-growing campaign for regulation of the electrical industry. Some 32 new politicians have joined the swell of cross-party support after we recently spent three days meeting MSPs and delivering our vital message about safety at Holyrood. The MSPs’ names will now be added to our Wall … Continued