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Construction Industry Prepares for Downturn, Warns FMB

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY bosses are reorganising their workforce in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment,...

FMB Warns VAT Changes Could Cause Construction Chaos

THE GOVERNMENT has not properly prepared the construction industry for major VAT changes coming in October and needs to delay their implementation to avoid...

Construction Industry Launches Mandatory Contractor Licensing Task Force

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY has announced it will develop a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies. The FMB says the compulsory scheme will transform...

Government Urged to Act on Plummeting Construction Apprentice Numbers

THE GOVERNMENT must review its approach to apprenticeships following statistics published today which show that construction apprenticeship starts have plummeted by almost half, according to...

Pay Rise Agreed for Construction Workers, says FMB and Unite

A 2.75% PAY RISE for construction workers has been agreed for the year ahead following pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)...

First Master Builder Appointed to Construction Council

A MASTER Builder has been appointed to the Construction Leadership Council, in the hope that it will ensure the council's representation of SME firms...

Common Christmas Household Disasters Revealed

Almost 90% of contractors have been called out to fix leaking roofs during the winter holiday period, according to new research by the Federation...

Construction Growth Slows in Q3 2018 as October New Work Reaches...

Construction output in the three months up to October 2018 was 1.2% higher than the previous three-month period; this growth was slower than in...

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...

Skills Shortage will Hamper Housing Delivery, FMB Research Reveals

Small house builders predict that construction skills shortages will hamper housing delivery and will eventually overtake access to finance as a bigger barrier to building...