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  New construction minister must make 'purging the sector of rogue firms' his mission, says FMB

New construction minister must make 'purging the sector of rogue firms' his mission, says FMB

30 April 2019 Email this article

The new Construction Minister, Andrew Stephenson MP, should make it his mission to raise quality and standards in the construction industry through mandatory licensing, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The time is right to look at a meaningful way in which we can purge the sector of rogue firms and unprofessional outfits once and for all. With the publication of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, and the quality of some new build homes being called into question, we need to act now to improve standards and increase productivity.

“A mandatory licensing scheme for the whole UK construction sector has widespread support among the industry and homeowners, alike. The Government must legislate to stop the scourge of unprofessional behaviour blighting the entire industry.”