FIS exists to ensure our members’ voice is heard in the development of policy, technical standards and building regulations. Below we highlight some of the key campaigns we are currently focussed on against the four core themes of, fair payment and better contracts in construction, improving quality and safety, unravelling red tape and supporting innovation and investment in businesses.
Three Steps to Rebuilding Construction: Have your say
We are working to help end cash retentions, unreasonable contractual clauses and unfair payment practices.
Material Shortages & Inflation
The finishes and interiors sector is facing unprecedented material shortages and inflation in a number of areas (including gypsum products, steel, fixings, insulation, sealants and adhesives and timber).
FIS Workforce Survey shows 60% of firms are anticipating skilled worker shortages this year. FIS is working to address this, but remains concerned that inflexibility in the points based immigration system is not supporting evolution.
Significant cost increases and the introduction of new restrictions on professional indemnity (PI) insurance are preventing companies taking on projects and could delay essential work on building safety.
It is estimated that buildings may have 30-40 fit-outs during their lifecycle. With non-domestic buildings producing around 18% of the UK’s Carbon Emmissions, there is an increasing need to interrogate how we can safeguard the environment for future.