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Shelter right to back SME house builders

Published date: 24 August 2016

The FMB has said its crucial that a new report from the charity Shelter calling on Government to empower SME house builders is heard...

New apprenticeship funding 'fair settlement'

Published date: 12 August 2016

New apprenticeship funding proposals announced today by the Government look like a 'fair settlement for small employers'...

Investing in infrastructure can beat the Brexit blues

Published date: 11 August 2016

Northern Irish Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has backed calls from the FMB for the NI Assembly to back the construction sector...

Weaker sterling could tempt firms south of border

Published date: 01 August 2016

A weaker sterling could drive up the costs of materials and tempt Northern Irish firms to pursue more work south of the border...

Plummeting pound is pushing up material costs

Published date: 01 August 2016

The FMB's pre-referendum State of Trade survey shows two thirds of bosses anticipated a rise in material prices...

Welsh Government must champion construction in wake of Brexit

Published date: 01 August 2016

Workloads for Welsh construction SMEs increased in the second quarter of 2016, but enquiries declined in the build up to the referendum...

Brexit must not reverse SME recovery

Published date: 01 August 2016

Scottish construction SMEs boomed during the Q2 of 2016, according to the FMB's latest SOTS, but will remain concerned about Brexit...

Government action needed to stave off construction recession

Published date: 27 July 2016

In light of new ONS stats showing that the construction sector is in recession, the FMB has called on Government for serious investment...

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