No Cabinet consistency for construction, says FMB

Posted On: 
25th July 2019

FMB welcome warmly Esther McVey in her position as the new Housing Minister – albeit the tenth Housing Minister in ten years.

Sarah McMonagle, Director of Communications at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), said: “The slate couldn’t have been wiped any cleaner when it comes to the PM’s new Cabinet. Not one single Secretary of State or Minister who the construction industry was working with up until yesterday remains in position. Yet again, our sector must start afresh briefing the key people on the issues that matter to the construction and house building sectors. In these uncertain economic times, some continuity would have been helpful.”

McMonagle concluded: “Having said that, of the changes that have been made, we’re pleased to see that Savid Javid is now holding the purse strings as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Given his previous role as Housing Secretary, he will understand the potential for unlocking economic growth by investing in house building. Furthermore, we welcome warmly Esther McVey in her position as the new Housing Minister – albeit the tenth Housing Minister in ten years – given her background in construction. We look forward to working with the new Ministers as they seek to resolve the ongoing Brexit saga and build a prosperous post-Brexit Britain.”