Last edited 23 Jan 2021

FMB - Programme for Government

On 2 May 2017, with the snap general election fast approaching, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) published a short document entitled 'Programme for Government', providing a five-point plan detailing what commitments they would like to see from the major political parties.


1. Ensure that the construction industry has enough skilled workers:

  • Introduce a flexible system of immigration that allows key strategic industries like construction to draw upon adequate levels of skilled labour from the EU and beyond.
  • Commit to increasing the quality, duration and thoroughness of apprenticeships and thus improve the image of vocational training so that we can attract more young people into our industry.

2. Increase the supply of new homes:

3. Improve the quality of new and existing homes:

4. Make homes more energy efficient:

5. Boost growth among construction SMEs:

For more information, and to download the document, please see here.

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