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Chancellor to announce voucher scheme for home insulation

The Green Homes Grant, to be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, a move which the Treasury hopes will help to support more than 100,000 jobs in the industry. Rishi Sunak …

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The impact the UK lockdown has on builders’ merchants and stockists

Adrian Buttress, managing director at Permaroof, said: “There has been lots of confusion among the construction industry after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home unless ‘absolutely necessary’ in his statement addressing the nation last night (23 March). “Ministers have today been working to provide clarity, with …

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BMF welcomes Government support package

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the Government’s plans to protect wages, announced last Friday by Government. According to the national trade body, the move from chancellor Rishi Sunak could ensure the UK’s vital building materials supply chain – which represents a large proportion of the national economy – …

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BMF prioritises member support with appeal to Government over COVID-19

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has advised the Government on the likely impact of coronavirus on the building materials supply chain and warned of the devastating impact if the pandemic shuts down the construction sector. The BMF will continue to express the concerns of the sector over the coming weeks …

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Get Britain Building highlights £94bn return from buying British

A renewed Get Britain Building campaign is urging the government to get behind SME builders and UK manufacturers and distributors of construction products as it ramps up investment in critical infrastructure, public and commercial buildings and housing. The latest phase of the 11-year old Get Britain Building campaign, which launched …

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Actis and STA respond to initial consultation on the government’s Future Homes Standard

The construction industry has just a few more weeks in which to respond to the government’s proposed revisions to Parts L and F of the Building Regulations – the first step towards its Future Homes Standard. And insulation specialist Actis has been working with the Structural Timber Association on the …

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Actis welcomes cross-party report on how timber can help solve the housing crisis

A report published this month into how the timber frame industry can play a major role in helping solve the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries says the government must commit to long-term investment into the industry to give …

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Actis welcomes appointment of  government’s MMC champion

The appointment of construction industry renaissance guru Mark Farmer as the government’s champion of Modern Methods of Construction has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. “The author of the ground-breaking, government commissioned Farmer Review of the Construction Labour Model, which called on the industry to ‘modernise or die’ in 2016 …

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Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders and government to take immediate action

A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week, with support from Mates in Mind charity, has found that six out of 10 workers in construction have suffered mental ill-health because of their work. Mates in Mind is now calling on industry leaders and government to be more considered and consistent …

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Vaillant cautiously welcomes decarbonisation investment

Responding to the Government’s recent spending round announcement, Vaillant has cautiously welcomed plans to funnel £30m into infrastructure decarbonisation schemes over the next 12 months. Mark Wilkins, Vaillant Group’s head of training and external affairs, comments: “We welcome the Government’s recognition for investment in infrastructure to support decarbonisation. More funding …

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