80% of builders will base EU decision on broader personal beliefs

Published date: 23 May 2016

A poll of FMB members has revealed that it will be personal beliefs, and not business interests, that will determine EU voting intention...

SMEs driving up quality of construction apprenticeships

Published date: 17 May 2016

A high-quality new apprenticeship standard for plastering has been approved by the Government as part of the trailblazer initiative....

SME house builders boosted by Section 106 ruling

Published date: 12 May 2016

FMB responds to Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a Government initiative to waive affordable housing requirements for small developments...

Khan’s affordable housing targets would hurt SMEs

Published date: 03 May 2016

The FMB has given its take on London mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan's housing and skills plans ahead of Thursday's election...

Lords’ amendments could stifle housing delivery

Published date: 28 April 2016

Recent amendments by the House of Lords to the Housing and Planning Bill could hit SMEs and exacerbate the housing crisis...

Salaries are soaring among building firms

Published date: 26 April 2016

The FMB's latest State of Trade Survey has found that business owners expect construction salaries to soar over the next 6 months...

Scottish builders fear impact of EU referendum

Published date: 26 April 2016

Scottish builders bounce back at the beginning of 2016, but remain concerned about the effect of June's EU referendum....

SME builders and Unite the union agree 5% pay rise over two years

Published date: 20 April 2016

The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a two year deal involving a 5% pay rise over two years....

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