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The NFB policy team provides guidance for members on changes in legislation and what those changes mean for their business.

Policy carries out in-depth research, producing influential reports in areas such as public sector procurement, sustainable construction and utilities' connections services.

Policy also lobbies government on behalf of members to ensure that government takes into account the needs of smaller and medium-sized companies and also acknowledges the contribution they make to the wider economy.

    • BIM: ready or not?
      A survey undertaken by the National Federation of Builders into the use of building information modelling (BIM) in the UK contracting sector.
      Published 16/11/12
    • Education Funding Agency issues report
      Co-authored by the National Federation of Builders, Project Compass CIC and DeNové, this report looks at the lack of SMEs awarded regional contracts by the EFA. March 2015.
      Published 24/03/15
    • NFB utilities report 2011
      Research and analysis of the 2011 survey into utilities connections services.
      Published 27/01/12
    • Procurement: at a crossroads
      NFB procurement report 2012: at a crossroads
      Published 23/10/12
    • Procurement: the roadblocks to success
      A survey undertaken by the National Federation of Builders with the participation of the Federation of Master Builders, the Electrical Contractors Association and the National Specialist Contractors Council. Published October 2010.
      Published 03/10/11
    • The use of credit reference agency reports in local government procurement
      This survey report examines the extent to which local authorities use credit reference agency reports as the basis for a pass or fail judgement in public procurement. June 2013.
      Published 14/06/13







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