The latest report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on the Government’s plans to reach its net zero targets is a welcome look at what needs to be done to help decarbonise the UK’s homes, according the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said “It’s positive to see themes of the Construction Leadership Council’s National Retrofit Strategy in this report, and while they may not be easy to hear, we hope the Government will listen to its conclusions. The Committee is right that without clear local delivery plans, a national retrofit strategy to decarbonise the UK’s 29million leaky and draft prone homes will not be achievable. I’m also pleased to see backing for tax incentives and Stamp Duty measures to nudge people towards greening their homes.”

Notes to editors

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit making, lobbying for members’ interests at both the national and local level.

The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members, providing a range of modern and relevant business building services to help them succeed. The FMB is committed to raising quality in the construction industry and offers a free Find a Builder service to consumers.