Economic recovery needs local builders, says FMB

In response to ONS data showing that construction output dropped by 5.9%, driven by a 5.1% decrease in repair and maintenance, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “To reverse the decline in output a clear plan for recovery is needed that specifically supports local builders. Small- to medium-sized (SME) construction firms operate across the country, and create local training and employment opportunities. They are central to achieving the government’s levelling-up agenda and can help stimulate local growth in the long term. This should be delivered through a national retrofit programme that sets out a plan for upgrading our existing homes. This should be underpinned by a temporary cut in VAT to stimulate demand for these works.”

Picture Credit | Shutterstock

Jobs

Permanent, Full Time

Building Control Surveyor

Shore
London, Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire
Shore are hiring!  Come join our great team of Building Control Surveyors  Opportunities are avail...

Permanent, Full Time

Specialist - Building Control (x3)

£35,745 - £39,880 yearly
South Somerset District Council
Somerset, UK
Take the next step in your career  We have an exciting opportunity for three Building Control Speci...

Permanent, Full Time

Sustainability Consultant

BDP
Clerkenwell, London, Greater London, UK
Sustainability Consultant London, Clerkenwell Full time, permanent contract  We are seeking a profe...

Permanent, Full Time

Principal Building Surveyor

£42,586 - £46,535 yearly
Maidstone Borough Council
Maidstone, UK
Principal Building SurveyorCareer Grade 12 – £42,586 - £46,535  + £ 5,000.00 Market Supplement...