Policy and public affairs

Apprenticeships and skills

The FMB believes firmly in supporting businesses that invest in the future workforce by taking on and training apprentices.

Housing and planning

The economic benefits of new house building are widely accepted and the social need for more new homes is equally well recognised.

Domestic refurbishment and energy efficiency

The Government has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.


There are many economic and environmental benefits to be gained from using small, local businesses.

Consumer Protection

The building industry is largely unregulated. Therefore, the FMB has an important role to play when it comes to driving up work standard.

Health and Safety

Construction health and safety has improved markedly over the last few decades.

FMB Programme for Government 2015-2020

The construction industry is vital to the health of the UK economy – for every £1 invested in construction, 92p stays within the UK.

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