The next Mayor of London must help builders to train the next generation of tradespeople and to green our homes, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) London following the launch of our Programme for the London Mayor today.

These calls follow a recent survey of London Master Builders asking which policies affected their businesses the most. The survey told us that builders' top three priorities are encouraging the next generation into construction, greening London’s homes, and ensuring builders can access the city practically and affordably.

Sam Eden, Director of FMB London, said: “Local builders are at the heart of training the next generation of London’s tradespeople and greening our homes, but they need more support to do so. The next London Mayor must back builders by supporting policies that matter the most to them, my members tell me this means helping them access the city effectively by being more flexible with road closures and restricted travel.”

Eden concluded: “This year we celebrate 80 years since the FMB was founded by a consortia of builders wanting to re-build London after the Blitz. It is only fitting that local builders are once again at the forefront of helping London to re-build after the coronavirus pandemic, by supporting our communities with new jobs and quality, sustainable places to live and work.”

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. 

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