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Policy and Research

Our Policy and Research team is tasked with managing the NFB’s lobbying, public affairs, research and stakeholder relations, helping to realise our vision of ‘helping our members build prosperous businesses and create optimal conditions for the construction industry’.

Policy and Research

Skills, Training and Labour supply

That CITB or its future replacement is held to account and delivers the priorities of NFB members and that Government education, employment and immigration policy helps to deliver the diverse workforce required to meet member needs.

Public Sector Pipeline

That future public sector pipeline gives businesses the confidence to invest in growth, technology, people and training.

Contracts and Fair Payment

That contractual terms and payment practices are equitable for contractors and housebuilders in the supply chain.

Decarbonisation

That decarbonisation of the supply chain is lead by main contractors, balancing good business with sensible and thorough transition.

Sector Resilience

That the construction sector is prepared to meet unforeseen economic challenges and Government interventions are used to protect the industry in extraordinary situations.

Procurement

That procurement practices are accessible, non-onerous and fair to contractors of all sizes while recognising high standards of work.

Heritage

That the heritage sector is properly considered, supported and championed in all building and planning related policies.

Housing

That Government maintains housing delivery as a top policy priority and creates the right atmosphere for efficient and profitable housing delivery for all sizes of housebuilder.

Planning

That planning policy is focused on certainty, speed, appropriateness, cost-effectiveness and high quality home, place and building delivery.

Financial

That financial markets and tax policies, including RC VAT, CIS, insurance, bonds and sureties, work effectively and equitably for the delivery of construction projects by contractors and housebuilders.