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Sector welcomes relief for construction’s self-employed

Support measures for those who are self-employed and hit by the coronavirus outbreak have been round ...

Published 27 March 2020

Disparity of advice causing ‘two-tier’ construction system in Scotland

The Scottish Government has issued more guidance on what construction work is considered to be &ls ...

Published 26 March 2020

Sturgeon and Johnson at loggerheads over continuation of construction sites

The construction and housebuilding industry is struggling with mixed messages today regarding whethe ...

Published 24 March 2020

Construction bodies form coronavirus forum to call for urgent help for firms

A group of respected construction industry bodies has issued a joint call for a number of simple act ...

Published 23 March 2020

FMB issues plea for immediate government help for Britain’s builders

Small and medium-sized construction building companies need urgent and immediate additional support ...

Published 20 March 2020

FMB: Two-thirds of builders ask Chancellor to cut VAT

Ahead of the Chancellor’s first Budget on Wednesday, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) i ...

Published 9 March 2020

Immigration restrictions ‘threaten construction delivery’

New immigration plans unveiled by the UK Government today will hamper the construction industry&rsqu ...

Published 19 February 2020

Positive construction figures mask fall in repair and maintenance output

Output in the UK construction sector grew by 2.5% in 2019, compared to 0% growth in 2018, according ...

Published 11 February 2020

FMB: Construction apprenticeships lead to well-paid career

New research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to mark National Apprenticeship Week has r ...

Published 5 February 2020

Construction begins recovery as optimism hits near two-year high

UK construction firms have reported a boost from receding political uncertainty with business optimi ...

Published 4 February 2020

FMB: Scottish firms suffer late dip in fortunes in 2019

Workloads for small building companies in Scotland fell in the final quarter of 2019 with the politi ...

Published 30 January 2020

Mixed response to Migration Advisory Committee immigration report

Recommendations for a new single skills-based immigration system have been welcomed by the Construct ...

Published 29 January 2020

VAT cut needed to build on construction recovery

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has urged the Chancellor to use the upcoming Budget to slash ...

Published 13 January 2020

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an ...

Published 13 December 2019

Wet November contributes to further fall in construction activity

UK construction companies recorded another drop in business activity during November; however the pa ...

Published 3 December 2019