Scottish Building Federation

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The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) is a United Kingdom construction trade association representing employers in the Scottish construction industry.

The SBF was established in 1895, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of the construction industry in Scotland. With a headquarters in Edinburgh, it comprises 16 regional associations, and represents around 700 companies.

In 2013, it highlighted the construction industry impact of the Great Recession, reporting that the Scottish construction sector had laid off 62,500 people since 2008. Total employment in the sector was down to 172,700, the lowest level of construction employment since current records began in 2004.[1] In 2017, it claimed Scottish construction was stuck in a “state of limbo” because of uncertainties arising from Brexit. MD Vaughan Hart said: "ongoing uncertainty on the political and constitutional fronts is making industry employers feel quite nervous about the future outlook."[2]

The SBF was one of the founders of the Construction Alliance. It is also represented on the Scottish Building Contracts Committee.[3]

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  1. ^ "Construction sector in Scotland has lost 62,500 building jobs since 2008 according to new survey". Daily Record. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  2. ^ Arnaud, Stan (27 March 2017). "Scotland's builders in "a state of limbo"". Press & Journal. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Construction must pull together to overcome coronavirus, says SBCC". PBC Today. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2022.