Nearly half (47%) of all Federation of Master Builders (FMB) members have reported a fall in enquiries for new work at the end of last year leading to a 15% fall in workloads, according to the latest State of Trade Survey.
UK construction companies recorded a marginal increase in total business activity during August with growth in the commercial and civil engineering segments helping to offset a slump in house building.
Despite a fall in construction activity at the start of 2023, surveyors in Scotland are predicting sector growth for the first time in almost a year while another survey has highlighted a rebound in repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) work for construction SMEs.
Measures to address the chronic skills shortages in the construction industry by relaxing immigration rules have been described as a welcome boost, following confirmation of the move in yesterday's Spring Budget announcement.
The UK Government’s proposed loosening of immigration rules will be a positive boost for the construction sector which is struggling to recruit enough workers, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
A new survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed wide support for the UK Government introducing plans to attract more skilled labour from abroad to help address the chronic skills gap in construction.
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has launched its biennial Master Builder Awards, a national competition that has been running for over 30 years. The awards celebrate high-quality craftsmanship, exceptional customer service and building excellence delivered by Master Builders across the
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has lamented new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today which revealed a 1.4% decrease in monthly construction output in June 2022. The fall, which follows an upwardly revised 1.8% increase in May, with both months affected
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and UK Finance have joined forces to publish an updated ‘Guide to Development Finance’ to encourage more small and medium-sized (SME) housebuilders to build more homes.
The UK Government has today published its Energy Security Strategy which aims to "boost long-term energy independence, security and prosperity" for Great Britain and move away from a reliance on volatile international markets, something that has become even more problematic in the lig