FMB Scotland



Two-thirds of Scottish NIMBYs ‘concerned about house prices’

Two-thirds of NIMBYs in Scottish admit to being frustrated that the next generation can’t afford to buy their own home, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Published 15 November 2017

Housebuilders look to sustain growth at annual Fife forum

Lochgelly, last year’s winner of Scotland’s Most Improved Town, was the venue of the 11th Fife House Builders Forum this week.

Published 15 November 2017

FMB Scotland calls on government to do more over housing crisis

The Federation of Master Builders in Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to increase its efforts to solve the housing crisis.

Published 12 October 2017

Programme for Government ‘wrong to snub construction’, says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland) has called on the Scottish Government to reconsider its approach to the construction industry given its economic and strategic importance to the country.

Published 7 September 2017

Damp spring for Scottish builders as SMEs report slowdown in growth

Growth among Scottish builders slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2017 as political uncertainty and price concerns hit home, according to Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland).

Published 24 July 2017

Business booming as Scottish builders achieve strong first quarter

Workloads for small and medium-sized construction firms in Scotland rose faster than at any time since the 2007 financial crisis, a new survey has revealed.

Published 24 April 2017

Call to enable SMEs to reverse ‘troubling’ house building decline

The Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland) has called for a "diverse mix of new homes" to make up the Scottish Government's plan for 50,000 new houses in five years.

Published 14 February 2017

FMB Scotland calls for ‘flexible’ immigration system to combat growing skills crisis

Scottish builders reported growth in the final three months of 2016 but skills shortages have spread from carpentry and roofing to plumbers and site managers, according to the Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland).

Published 25 January 2017

Apprenticeship Levy spending must focus on construction, says FMB Scotland

The Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland) has called on the Scottish Government to give the construction industry priority access to the £10 million Flexible Workforce Development Fund.

Published 21 December 2016

Scottish Government urged to ring-fence Apprenticeship Levy

The Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland) has welcomed the “long-overdue” confirmation of funding the Scottish Government will receive from the new Apprenticeship Levy and called on ministers to commit to ring-fencing the funds.

Published 16 November 2016

Scottish construction SMEs defy post-Brexit vote dip

Small to medium-sized firms (SMEs) in the Scottish construction sector have reported growth in the three months following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, albeit at a slower rate than in the preceding three month period, a new survey has revealed.

Published 19 October 2016

Scottish Construction Now lends support to Business Fives Construction heat

Scottish Construction Now has been named as joint industry partner alongside the Federation of Master Builders for the Construction heat of Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament Business Fives.

Published 13 October 2016

FMB Scotland warns there is ‘little to celebrate’ within Scottish housing statistics

New housebuilding figures for Scotland underline the severity of the challenge that the Scottish Government faces if it is to tackle the country’s housing crisis, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland has warned.

Published 15 June 2016

Scottish apprenticeships success ‘could be undermined’ by UK Levy uncertainty

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned that progress on Scottish apprenticeship numbers is in danger due to uncertainty over an upcoming UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy.

Published 9 June 2016