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SBCC offers contract subscription service as it launches new website

The Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has launched a new website that offers a wealth of practical advice and help. The new site will enable visitors to discover exactly how the pan-industry body provides definitive guidance on building contracts and construction law in Scotland. As well as easy navigation and an engaging format, www.scottishbuildingcontracts.com offers … Continued

SELECT voices concerns against reverse VAT charges

SELECT is among 15 leading UK construction bodies which have written to the UK Government to share serious concerns regarding the implementation of reverse VAT charges and call for a delay in implementing the new rules. HMRC plans to introduce VAT Reverse Charging on the majority of construction-related services from 1 October. Companies who are … Continued

Members invited to free seminar on payment and practices

SELECT Members are invited to attend a free seminar by Professor Rudi Klein, who will deliver the latest news on industry payment and practices. In the talk, entitled An Update On Where We Are And Where We Might Be Going, Professor Klein will give an update about payment in the construction sector including the future … Continued

Apprentices deliver clear ROI, new research shows

Companies that recruit apprentices can see a return on investment (RoI) as soon as year two of the apprenticeship programme, according to new figures from The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). Using scenarios based on low, medium and high charge-out rates for unskilled and skilled work, the overall net costs and benefits of apprentice recruitment have … Continued

New seminars offer help with payment issues

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland is holding two seminars to give SELECT Members advice on overcoming payment problems. The invaluable one-day events will cover topics including what to look out for in contract conditions, how to protect a business from non or late payers, and potential problem contract clauses. The events are being … Continued

SELECT backs damning new research findings on late payment

SELECT has characterised the latest research findings into the ongoing scourge of late payment by the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group Scotland as wake-up call for the Scottish economy. SMEs in the construction supply chain in Scotland, says the research, are still suffering from poor payment performance and the latest initiatives by the Scottish Government, … Continued

The Future with Electric Heating

Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation in association with SELECT is pleased to announce a free training seminar on Thursday 29th August at SELECT’s Training Centre at the Walled Garden, Midlothian starting at 9.30am – 1pm. The seminar will cover information on legislation and the future direction of Electric Heating and Smart grid management and the … Continued

Scottish Borders Council – Repairs and Maintenance Framework

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is holding a number of training sessions for businesses who are preparing to bid for Scottish Borders Council’s Repairs and Maintenance Framework tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that businesses are familiar and comfortable using the PCS & PCS-tender portals. Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is the national public sector tender portal for … Continued