Planning cuts make housing targets impossible, says new FMB/LGiU research

Published date: 13 December 2016

A new report from the FMB and LGiU identifies a resources crisis in local authorities across the country...

Commons Committee hits apprenticeship nail on head

Published date: 30 November 2016

FMB backs a new report from the Public Accounts Committee calling for the Government to prioritise quality over quantity on apprentships...

Chancellor right to double housing spend

Published date: 23 November 2016

The FMB has praised the Chancellors focus on housing in the Autumn Statement...

Scottish Government must ring-fence Apprenticeship Levy

Published date: 15 November 2016

Scottish Government must show commitment to apprenticeships by ring fencing entire Levy funding settlement for training purposes...

Executive must reconsider Levy stance

Published date: 15 November 2016

SMEs will be disappointed that the NI Executive has failed to use any of the funds raised by the Apprenticeship Levy for training purposes...

House building moving in the right direction

Published date: 15 November 2016

A steady increase in house building completions still leaves little room for error in achieving Government's housing targets...

Allow councils to borrow to build new homes

Published date: 14 November 2016

Ahead of November's Autumn Statement, the FMB has called on the Government to allow councils to borrow to build social housing...

Greater flexibility for Apprenticeship Levy funding is welcome

Published date: 25 October 2016

New details from the Government on the Apprenticeship Levy give welcome reassurance to construction SMEs...

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