The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has pointed towards uncertainty amongst businesses and consumers ahead of the EU referendum as a reason behind the latest fall in output within the construction industry.
Published 18 April 2016
A boom in the Scottish construction industry is being threatened by the industry’s ongoing skills crisis, according to the latest survey of small and medium-sized (SME) firms.
Published 28 July 2015
Almost a quarter of British workers have thought about retraining or switching to a different career over the last year, according to new data from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Published 8 June 2015
Plans to alleviate Scotland’s housing crisis could be threatened by increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.
Published 28 April 2015
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned of a ticking construction skills time bomb with skills shortages on the increase across a number of trades and professions.
Published 30 January 2015
Building companies in the UK have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.
Published 9 December 2014
A survey by the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) has revealed that late payments are still a problem for around half of all subcontractors.
Published 26 November 2014
Small and medium construction businesses in Scotland suffered in the run-up to the independence referendum vote, research from the Federation of Master Builders has shown.
Published 17 October 2014
Public sector procurement specialist LHC is hosting a series of free seminars for kitchen and bathroom installers looking for work on public sector contracts.
Published 13 October 2014