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
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer of failing to listen to the construction industry in his Spring Statement after he did not take the opportunity to postpone the changes to the construction sector’s entitlement to use red diesel.
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
Almost 90% of small to medium-sized (SME) construction firms in the UK have reported having to delay jobs due to a lack of materials or skilled tradespeople, according to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
The UK Government’s new Heat and Building Strategy has come under fire today, being described by one industry leader as “insufficient for the scale of the challenge we face". The comments, from Mike Foster, CEO of the Energy and Utilities Alliance, come in the wake of the government anno
Climate change targets won’t be delivered unless the home improvements market is overhauled, according to a new report ‘Building on our Strengths’ published jointly today by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). Th
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