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Working together

The Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) was established in 2019 as a collaborative initiative of the construction sector and the Scottish Government, and is chaired by the Minister for Small Business, Richard Lochhead.


A consultation on a draft Transformation Action Plan opened on 1 November, aimed at making improvements across the sector, and closed on 17 November 2023.

We are pleased with the constructive and considered feedback we received from our industry stakeholders. This positive response reflects that there is collective commitment to progress and transformational change.

The approved Transformation Action Plan was published on 25 January 2024.

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Delivering improvements

In response to the pandemic, in 2020 the CLF worked to develop and implement a Recovery Plan, comprised of initiatives aligned with Scottish Government policies and the Construction Scotland Industry Strategy.

The work undertaken by the CLF through the Recovery Plan supported the construction industry in Scotland through restart and into recovery after the impacts of COVID-19.

As the sector’s recovery becomes better established, the focus will turn to transforming the sector into the diverse, profitable, sustainable and successful industry Scotland needs.

The CLF has been working towards publishing a Construction Accord that will set  out a shared vision for industry and the public sector which embeds key principles such as fair work, diversity and inclusion and enables transformation.

On 13 October 2022, the Scottish Construction Accord was published.

Explore the CLF

Our Work

The work of CLF to support the transformation of the sector that benefits all of Scotland

Our Industry

Delivering change through collaboration, data insights and a people centred approach

Our Pipeline

Providing greater transparency on future work to support planning, investment and growth.

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The Construction Recovery Plan

Supporting Scotland’s construction sector towards recovery

The Construction Recovery Plan was a shared view across government, industry and trade unions of the response to Covid-19, setting out the pathway to build a stronger, fairer and greener economic future for Scotland.

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The Construction Accord

Bridging the public sector and the construction industry

The Scottish Construction Accord is a shared commitment between the public sector and industry to transform the construction sector.

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Get updates from the CLF Network

The CLF is keen for more people to join its network to help drive the transformational change the sector needs.

By inserting your email address in the box below you'll be added to the CLF's database where you'll receive updates and be invited to have your say on the CLF's future plans and actions.

The CLF is committed to improving the diversity of the construction sector and we specifically encourage women, LGBT+, ethnic minorities, and disabled people working in the construction sector to get involved.

Got a question, thought or comment? Contact us.

Feedback, comments and questions are welcome from anyone who shares the CLF's interest in the health and success of the construction industry in Scotland.