Coming together to build Scotland’s future
The Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is a collaborative initiative of the construction sector and the Scottish Government, and is chaired by the Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise.
It was established in March 2019 to develop and implement an action plan of improvements aligned with Scottish Government policies and the Construction Scotland Industry Strategy.
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.
News from the CLF
All our news items and press releases are listed below.
CLF International – Five key takeaways
CLF’s commitment to achieving equity & inclusion in construction: A spotlight with Morag Angus
Explore the CLF
The work of CLF to support the transformation of the sector that benefits all of Scotland
Delivering change through collaboration, data insights and a people centred approach
Providing greater transparency on future work to support planning, investment and growth.
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.
Scottish Construction Industry by numbers
99% SMALL BUSINESSES
23% OF SCOTLAND's APPRENTICESHIPS
>£4BN SPEND PER ANNUM
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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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.
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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.