A visit from the Scottish First Minister
The Scottish First Minister visited our office today. I talked to her about our 3 main concerns:
1. Building Control in Scotland: 3-4 month delay on every project, stiffles innovation, beaurocratic. Should be privatised out of local council’s hands as is done in the English building control system.
2. Procurement – impossible for small practices like ours to get public work.
3. VAT is payable at 20% on alterations and 0% on new builds: unfair & encourages unsustainable development.