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‘Get the money moving’

The organisation steering construction through the Covid-19 crisis has recommended the Scottish Government to put in place an action plan to get cash flowing through the industry.

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Plant apprenticeship launched

A new plant operator apprenticeship is about to be launched after three years in development. Learning will be spread over 15 months using four machines – excavator, dumper or dump truck, ride-on roller and forklift.

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‘Pay your suppliers on time’

A blueprint to improve construction’s cash flow crisis and give companies a better chance of remaining in business during Covid-19 has been presented to the Scottish Government.

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‘Open sites now’ says SPOA

Scotland’s plant companies want “clear and concise” reasons from Holyrood why the construction industry is not being allowed to re-open sites. It says the situation is causing frustration among its members.

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‘An industry with no cash’

Nearly 80% of construction firms in Scotland have no cash flow and two thirds have furloughed employees in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown. More than a third of businesses have closed.

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‘Close sites now’

Construction sites should close immediately unless they are supporting crucial work during the coronavirus crisis. The Scottish Government warning follows reports of contractors continuing to work on non-essential projects.

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‘Lack of detail is staggering’

A Scottish contractor employing more than 1,600 workers says the construction industry is facing “extreme pressure” because of the lack of detail on the coronavirus job retention scheme.

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Covid-19: Week 2

“You can’t bring the dead back to life” – Sturgeon defends Scotland’s tough stance on site closures • There’s anger as some contractors continue working on non-essential contracts • Calls to workers’ helpline up 25%

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Contractor defies shut-down

One of the UK’s biggest contractors has defied Scottish Government instructions by resuming work on a flagship project in Glasgow. Also, Network Rail is to process supplier payments more quickly.

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Covid-19: Who’s doing what

Breedon closes sites, manufacturers warn of “critical situation” and emergency CPCS cards become available for workers as the industry continues its respond to the crisis.

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