Green Deal doomed to fail without “swift and decisive” action

The Green Deal is doomed to fail unless the Government takes “swift and decisive” action to boost customer demand for green home improvements. That’s the warning from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which is calling on the government to provide more financial incentives. A recent survey of survey of their members found 70% thought […]

Builders resurrect call for green home improvement incentives

More than half of all small building firms think the government should introduce regulations and financial incentives to make sure home improvements and extensions are energy efficient. That’s according to a survey by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) of their 10,000 members. The FMB says the measures would give a welcome boost to the […]

Builders demand Budget for energy efficiency

The next Budget should include measures to make Britain’s homes more energy-efficient and boost the construction industry, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned the Chancellor in a letter. Chancellor George Osborne is due to deliver his Budget for 2013 on 20 March, he told Parliament back in December. The FMB says the economic […]

Builders bemoan delay to Green Deal

The government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme partially kicked off this week to little fanfare, with builders claiming a delay to the Green Deal will hinder economic growth while major retailers held off joining until it proved a success. Homeowners could begin registering with the scheme on Monday, which won’t fully open until next spring. Companies […]