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Industry welcomes Building More Homes report

…and says new Housing and Planning Minister must build on predecessor’s positive legacy

FMB warns of council tax misuse on SME builders

The Federation of Master Builders has called for an “agreed definition” for when a new home is complete to avoid council tax misuse

Are wage rises threatening the growth of the construction sector?

Increasing wages could push the cost of contracts “to the point of non-viability”

Government to directly commission new house builds

The Government has announced that it will directly commission thousands of new homes to be built on publicly owned brownfield sites

FMB says complexity and bureaucracy deter companies from taking on apprentices

Latest research from the Federation of Master Builders highlights reasons for construction firms being put off from taking on new apprentices

400,000 new homes? Built by whom?

2015 Spending Review shows that Government’s intentions are in the right place but if plans are to be successful “apprenticeships will be as valuable as bricks.”

FMB warns Government over Apprenticeship Levy

The Government’s Spending Review needs to tackle Apprenticeship Levy, warns FMB

Pressure on local authorities to deliver housing plans

Raft of new housing measures will include proposals requiring local plans from councils by 2017 or control will pass to central Government

One million new homes by 2020 says housing minister

Brandon Lewis says “success” would equal around one million homes being delivered over the five-years Parliament, a figure that many have questioned

New partnership seeks to promote quality

FMB and LABC set out to support quality builders and inform consumers of the importance of using competent, vetted builders for their work.