FMB backs calls for 'army of small builders'

Federation of Master Builders has backed Labour calls for an ‘army of small builders’ to increase the number of new homes being built

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has backed Labour calls for an ‘army of small builders’ to increase the number of new homes being built and address the housing crisis.

In a speech, the Shadow Housing Minister, Emma Reynolds, to the National House Building Council (NHBC), announced that a future Labour Government would require local authorities to allocate more small sites for house-building and a commitment to ensure public land will widen opportunities for small builders.

Brian Berry, FMB Chief Executive, said: “Any political party serious about tackling the housing crisis needs to get small house builders back into the market. An army of small builders suggested by Labour is exactly what is needed to boost housing supply.”

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