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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

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The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i

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A family construction firm has won a top industry award for “outstanding” work on a Bridge of Allan kitchen renovation.  Kevin Wilson Joiners & Building Contractors was awarded the Best Kitchen Project honour by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) at its 2021 Scotl

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The first three months of 2021 saw enquiries with local building firms across the UK increase at their fastest rate in a decade, fuelling significant difficulties with construction material shortages, according to new data from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland. The latest FMB State o

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A VAT cut on home improvement works from 20% to 5% for a temporary five year period would generate an economic stimulus worth £51 billion and create 345,000 new jobs, according to new research published today by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Sur

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Jan Etchells, national president of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has today announced the FMB’s support for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity during her two-year tenure as president. The charity provides support for mental, physical and financial wellbeing for those in th

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Nine in ten builders face rising costs, as supply chain disruptions and rising product demand are making it hard for Britain to get building, the latest State of Trade survey data from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found.

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