CONSTRUCTION leaders are calling on the new Prime Minister to stimulate construction and house building for the benefit of the wider economy as the latest statistics show that the sector is flatlining, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
A ‘NO deal’ Brexit could result in soaring material prices and lower workloads and enquiries, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
When asked about the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit: Key results from the research include:
SOUTH & City College Birmingham has partnered with several organisations including HS2, Women into Construction, The West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council to provide women with increased job opportunities in the construction industry.
Female students are currently being given the chance to participate in a six-week programme specifically designed to improve their employability prospects within the sector.
THE Government must review its approach to apprenticeships following statistics published last week which show that construction apprenticeship starts have plummeted by almost half, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
In March 2019 there were only 694 Construction, Planning and the Built Environment apprenticeship starts compared with 1,247 in March 2018.
IF a future Labour Government was to scrap commercial to residential permitted development it must also come forward with proposals to properly resource our chronically underfunded planning system, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
NEW biodiversity measures will result in more costs and more delays for the nation’s small and medium-sized (SME) house builders, worsening the housing crisis, warns the Federation of Master Builders (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).
The released figures on the construction industry were published by the Office for National Statistics in November 2018.
Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB, said: “The UK construction sector grew by 2.1 per cent during September to November 2018 compared with the previous three months.
Falling from a height is THE single most common cause of occupational fatalities in the UK. Almost a third of all annual deaths in the workplace result from poor health and safety practices involving falls, slips and trips, writes Katharina Busch.
In order to reduce the number of fatalities over the coming years, companies – as well as employees – need to work closely together to create a safer, more productive and enjoyable working environment.
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