Federation of Master Builders

Just 0.3% of tool thefts in the last 2 years have resulted in a charge – new police data reveals

Metropolitan Police data has revealed that 34,712 tools were stolen in London from 2021 to 2022 compared to 21,445 tools from 2019 to 2020. While as many as four in five tradespeople have experienced tool theft, just 0.3% of all cases (3 cases per 1000) ended in a charge for the suspect. In over 86% of […]

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86% of builders call for industry to be licensed

Small, local builders are crying out for the UK Government to introduce measures to curb rogue traders and keep consumers safe. In the most recent State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), an overwhelming 86% of respondents said now is the time to introduce mandatory licensing for building firms. With a […]

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£17.5 million of tools stolen in London last year, according to Police Data

Almost £57,000 of tools were stolen every day in 2020, according to data from the Metropolitan police Tool theft has cost tradespeople in London more than £38 million in the last two years, and £17.5 million in 2020 alone, Metropolitan Police data has revealed. As the construction and trades industries attempt to recover from lockdown bans […]

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