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First Master Builder appointed to Construction Leadership Council

A Master Builder has been appointed to the influential Construction Leadership Council, and will help ensure the Council is more representative of the hundreds of thousands SME firms in our industry, according to the Federation of Master Builder (FMB). Chris Carr, Joint Managing Director of SME house building firm Carr …

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FMB says it’s time to re-imagine the highstreet

The high street is dying but not yet dead and can still be revived and reimagined, says the Federation of Master Builder (FMB) in response to a new report by a Committee of MPs. Responding to the ‘High streets and town centres 2030’ report published today by the Select Committee …

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Construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty, says FMB

The Government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for November 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah McMonagle, …

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The most common Christmas household disasters, according to new FMB research

Almost 90 per cent of builders have been called out to fix leaking roofs, nearly half have been asked to fix burst pipes and a third have been asked to repair a broken boiler during the winter months, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The …

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Warning signs as construction output flat-lines, says FMB

Rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit are to blame for the slight drop in construction output, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for October 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB, …

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Apprenticeships are plummeting because of Apprenticeship Levy, says FMB

Apprenticeship starts are falling because of the Apprenticeship Levy which needs to be made more flexible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s reaction is in response to statistics published today by the Department for Education, which show that there has been a 24% fall in apprenticeship …

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Builders back the high street, says FMB

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has today taken positive steps to address the housing crisis and breathe new life back into our high streets, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the Budget 2018, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “It is important that the Chancellor has …

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Construction growth slows, says FMB

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, include: Construction …

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PM’s housing announcement a ‘victory for common sense’, says FMB

The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will lift the borrowing cap on councils to allow them to build many more homes is a victory for bold thinking and common sense, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).  Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “This is the …

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British Gypsum supports new Plasterer Apprenticeship Standards

British Gypsum welcomed the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) news that new higher quality plasterer apprenticeships have received final sign-off by the Government. A £10,000 funding band has been confirmed per student for the new 3-year Plasterer Trailblazer Apprenticeships. The programme aims to produce plasterers that are broadly skilled and …

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