FMB halts licensing plans
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has halted its campaign calling for all construction firms and sole traders to have to earn a licence to trade.
A recent FMB newsletter read, “Largely due to COVID-19, but also in part due to the current government’s reluctance to introduce widespread regulation, it was decided that the campaign should tactically ‘pivot’ in the short term.”
The campaign will now focus on ensuring traders have earned an approved quality mark to qualify for Government grant schemes, such as the Green homes Grant.
FMB chief executive Brian Berry said to Construction News: “The need to guarantee quality, professionalism and consumer protection in the building industry has never been greater. As the industry seizes the opportunity to build back better from the economic impact of coronavirus, it needs to ensure that any stimulus package invested in construction leads to high-quality work and sustainable jobs.”