The UK Government has been urged to delay the implementation of major changes to VAT in October to avoid chaos in the construction sector.
Published 16 July 2019
Output in the UK construction sector increased by 0.6% in the month-on-month all work series in May 2019 but flatlined on a three-month on three-month basis.
Published 10 July 2019
The UK construction sector could be subject to soaring material prices and lower workloads and enquiries as a result of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.
Published 3 July 2019
New UK Government measures aimed to change the payment culture of large companies have gained a mixed reaction from the business and construction sector.
Published 20 June 2019
The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a 2.75% pay increase for SME construction employees following successful pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Unite union.
Published 17 April 2019
The Federation of Master Builder (FMB) has called on the UK Government and Parliament to break the Brexit deadlock and find a way forward after new figures revealed another drop in construction output.
Published 2 April 2019
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has blamed rising costs and uncertainty relating to Brexit after new figures disclosed a sharp drop in output growth in January 2019.
Published 4 February 2019
Homeowners must plan up to seven months ahead if they want a successful home improvement project, according to new research.
Published 21 January 2019
Calls against complacency have been sounded regarding the potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit after the UK construction sector recorded an all-time high in rise in output.
Published 11 January 2019
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has blamed rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit for a drop in construction output.
Published 10 December 2018
More landlords who rent out their homes on ‘Airbnb-style’ websites spend their takings on holidays than reinvest their earnings in home improvement projects, according to new research.
Published 3 December 2018
Nearly two-thirds of builders have had to pass skip price increases on to clients and a fifth have had to pass on diesel price rises, making home improvement projects more expensive for home owners, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Published 12 November 2018
The construction industry is being plagued by thieves with more than half of builders in the UK having had their tools stolen, according to new research.
Published 18 October 2018
Building more co-living developments and micro-homes in urban areas top the list of people’s preferred solutions to the housing crisis according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), while building on the greenbelt is the least favoured solution.
Published 15 October 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the abolition of a cap on what local authorities in England can borrow to build houses.
Published 4 October 2018