Following the successful completion of the trial programme recommended by the Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction, the Scottish Government is introducing project bank accounts on public work projects to protect subcontractors from insolvency and payment abuse. From 31 October, project bank accounts will be a tender requirement on building projects over £4m and civil engineering projects valued over £10m. Visit the Scottish government website to read more.
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This week’s Notes include latest news on the next Relevant Authorities Workshop for project data management, with an update on development of the LEXiCON system and website. Read the Notes here.
The next CITB Flexible Funds application window will open on 18 October and close on 14 November. To date, CITB has awarded £13m through these funds to stakeholders. Full listings of approved projects can be found on the funding page.
In early October, there will be a series of webinars and workshops to raise awareness of the funds, and how eligible organisations can apply. These workshops and webinars are intended specifically to support organisations looking to make an application in window five.
As part of its National Flood Review, DEFRA has now published the action plan which sets out recommendations from the Property Level Flood Resilience Roundtable, chaired by Peter Bonfield. In 2015, the roundtable was asked to look at ways to help people protect their property and businesses from the effects of flooding. The action plan sets out what the group has done so far, what it plans to do in the future, and its recommendations to government.
This week’s Notes include the latest news on the economy, housing and the CPA’s activities. Read the Notes here.