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Sun shines on London builders

Published date: 25 July 2018

London’s building industry performed strongly in the second quarter of 2018, despite increasingly serious skills shortages...

NI builders remarkably resilient in face of political uncertainty

Published date: 25 July 2018

Northern Ireland’s small construction firms enjoyed strong growth in the second quarter of 2018 despite their concerns over the impact of ma...

Welsh construction growth slows as skills shortages bites

Published date: 25 July 2018

Construction SMEs in Wales reported slower growth in activity in the second quarter of this year...

3/4 of NI builders say political deadlock will dampen growth

Published date: 18 July 2018

Three-quarters of small building firms in Northern Ireland say political deadlock will dampen growth...

Construction needs clarity on post-Brexit visa rules

Published date: 12 July 2018

The FMB calls on the Government to clarify its approach to migrant workers as soon as possible....

Another week, another Housing Minister

Published date: 09 July 2018

The industry has long bemoaned the turnstile approach to the Housing Minister crucial role but the pace of change is is quickening....

Nearly 80% of builders and consumers support licensing construction

Published date: 03 July 2018

Almost 80% of builders and home owners are calling on the Government to introduce a licensing scheme for the UK construction industry...

New apprenticeship standards signed off by Government

Published date: 27 June 2018

New higher quality bricklayer and plasterer apprenticeships have received final sign-off by the Government....

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