The Federation of Master Builders

Sajid Javid’s new job title to include housing is a step in the right direction

Published date: 08 January 2018

Commenting on the change to Sajid Javid’s title, who becomes Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Brian Berry Chief Executive of the FMB said: “The inclusion of the word ‘housing’ sends a clear signal as to the importance the Government places on housing policy by the renaming of the Department and the Secretary of State’s title. However, actions always speak louder than words which is why it is vital that we also see continuity, application and a continued willingness to be bold where necessary in housing policy. We want to see continuity in terms of building on a set of good policies to unleash the capacity of the SME house building sector set out in the Housing White Paper; application in terms of effective implementation; and a willingness to still be bold where Government intervention is still called for.”

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