As a Senior Engineer in the Construction Industry I support the Federation Of Master Builders plan to invest in homes, schools, energy and transport .
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has now launched its ‘Programme for Government: 2015 to 2020’, which is a concise overview of the key policy priorities for decision-makers in Westminster, the devolved governments, local authorities and the wider public sector from the perspective of the small and medium-sized (SME) construction sector.
As you know, the construction industry is vital to the health of the UK economy – for every £1 invested in construction, 92p stays within the UK. Construction is also central to delivering the Government’s key social and environmental objectives. We know that without a flourishing construction industry the economy will falter – as a nation we would be unable to deliver the new and refurbished homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure which our society demands.
Moreover, the construction industry is one of the UK’s biggest employers and provides more than three million people with a meaningful and rewarding career. Most of the firms which deliver these vital projects, whether as the principal contractor or as part of the supply chain, are small and medium-sized (SME) firms like the ones we represent. Therefore, barriers to construction SMEs are also barriers to the success of the wider industry and ultimately, to the success of the UK as a whole.
The document was launched recently at a high profile debate in the House of Commons with speakers from each of the three main parties. See here for some of the photos from the event:https://www.flickr.com/photos/fmbuilders
I hope our ‘Programme for Government’ is useful to you and your colleagues as you continue to shape your Party’s policies in the run up to the General Election and beyond.
Please share any comments you may have on the FMB’s recommendations by tweeting us at @fmbuilders and using the hashtag #FMBP4G
Federation of Master Builders
David Croft House