Have-a-go home owners spend extra £42m to fix DIY disasters

Published date: 09 December 2015

UK home owners are spending an additional £42million* a year to salvage work around the home that they’ve tried to do themselves......

FMB recognised as outstanding employer through “Investors in People” award

Published date: 07 December 2015

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has been officially recognised as an outstanding employer....

A third of construction firms are turned off by taking on apprentices

Published date: 30 November 2015

New research shows that a third of small construction firms are being put off from taking on apprentices....

400k homes at risk from skills shortage

Published date: 25 November 2015

The construction skills shortage could scupper the Chancellor’s vision for 400,000 new affordable homes....

We need 25k homes a year of all tenures, not just affordable

Published date: 19 November 2015

Overcoming the Scottish housing crisis must be the number one priority. Download our Programme for Scottish Government: 2016 and beyond....

Planning cuts will lead to fewer homes

Published date: 18 November 2015

Further cuts to local planning departments could leave them incapable of addressing the housing crisis....

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

Published date: 12 November 2015

The Government needs to revise its plans for a one-size-fits all Apprenticeship Levy or risk exacerbating the growing skills crisis....

Construction output figures expose impact of skills shortage

Published date: 27 October 2015

Today’s ONS figures, which show a 2.2% drop in construction output, expose the growing impact of the construction skills shortage...

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