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July 4 General Election is a chance to fix Britain

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has called a general election for July 4, 2024, citing now being the time for the people of Britain to choose the next government.

Richard Beresford, Chief Executive of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), said:

“For construction, these next six weeks are a chance to hammer home to all parties how construction has been let down, where decisions have worked and continue to support our sector and where reform is desperately needed. In the next few days, our manifesto, ‘Support Construction to Support Growth’ will launch to help the parties understand those challenges.”

Sunak names stopping of the boats, immigration going down, the next generation being smoke free, and higher growth than Germany as reasons to trust the Conservatives, but housing and construction were not mentioned.

Rico Wojtulewicz, Head of Policy and Market Insight at the NFB, added:

 “Housing and construction were not mentioned as one of the Prime Minister’s successes and unfortunately this is because housing and construction have been failed by this Government. If Britain is to grow sustainably, its next government needs to reform planning, understanding the commercial impacts of its decision and most importantly, talk to those they will rely on to implement their promises.”

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