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Skills Development Scotland Support

SDS Grants & Support for Employers SDS has shared a summary document which details support available for Employers at this time, this can be downloaded here. In addition, applications are now open for the SDS Apprenticeship Employer Grant, a new Scottish Government initiative developed in response to the pandemic.   All information and grant conditions with FAQs, guidance and aREAD MORE

Scottish Construction Guidance

Working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic – Scottish Construction Guidance Construction continues to be in the spotlight as outside activities within industry which can continue but this position is constantly being reviewed. From 11 January 2021 companies and individuals working in construction should refer to BOTH of the documents below for complete safe operating guidance duringREAD MORE

Urgent London Public Transport Message

We have received an urgent message from the Secretary of State for Transport and TfL. There is significant pressure on the public transport network in London and the Government is looking at options for reducing the number of passengers at peak times. If the situation does not improve and construction workers are identified as significantlyREAD MORE

Updates to Government guidance on shielding

Collingwood Legal Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan, has written an update to summarise the updated guidance and its significance for employers. In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021 that England would be placed into another national lockdown, the Government has published further guidance on those who are required to shield. In addition toREAD MORE

Secretary Of State Issue Letter To Construction

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & lndustrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a letter to the UK Construction Sector reaffirming the messages that UK Construction should continue during the latest lockdown period. Workers are allowed to travel and stay overnight away from their homes where this is necessary for them to undertake their work.  TheREAD MORE

Scotland Specific Construction Update

This latest lockdown has a significant difference from the first lockdown in that Scottish Construction has been explicitly told to continue at this time including essential work within people’s homes. The CICV Forum ( continues to liaise with Construction Scotland and the Scottish Government through the Construction Leadership Forum regarding Covid 19 restrictions.  At a recentREAD MORE

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