Scaffolding Association News Tile

The Scaffolding Association welcomes Net Zero Strategy, but says practical help and guidance will be key to delivering its objectives.

The government has published its Net Zero Strategy, setting out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to achieve net zero.

The Scaffolding Association welcomes Every Mind Matters campaign to improve individuals’ mental wellbeing.

It is the first campaign by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), launched on 1 October with the aim of tackling health inequalities … Read more

The Scaffolding Association welcomes the CBI’s New Foundations report which aims to help the construction industry and the UK to build back better.

The report suggests that all of these have a part to play to address well-known and longstanding issues with procurement, building on an earlier report … Read more

The Scaffolding Association – Latest construction output statistics fall to lowest level since February.

Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that construction output dropped again in August and to its lowest level since February.

The Scaffolding Association says that the increasing number of cleaner heavier vehicles on London’s streets does not suggest the transition has been easy on businesses.

The LEZ is part of London’s bold plans to tackle air pollution in the capital and aims to remove the oldest and most polluting vehicles … Read more

The Scaffolding Association suggests that new “green rules” for major government contracts will become more widespread placing additional pressures on businesses.

The new measures announced on 30th September will require businesses bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving net zero emissions.

The Scaffolding Association welcomes new funding that will provide £300m to UK housebuilders and secure work across the construction sector.

The Housing Growth Partnership Fund aims to support SME and regional housebuilders with the development of 10,000 new homes by 2025.

The Scaffolding Association is concerned about the impact of labour shortages on competitiveness.

There were however some positive findings such as 50% of firms surveyed expecting to grow their workforce in the coming year.

The Scaffolding Association welcomes new service to help businesses offer apprenticeships

A new government service has been launched to help businesses create more apprenticeship opportunities.