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Building coalition launches Plan B

A coalition of construction industry leaders has launched ‘Plan B’ which has been designed to return the sector to economic growth.

Plan B has been conceived by Get Britain Building (GBB) to outline the social and economic advantages of continuing investment in the building industry.

The Builders Merchants federation, the Modern Masonry Alliance, the British Precast Association and the Federation of Master Builders are the four partners who have come together to form the GBB alliance, in a bid to safeguard the industry’s future.

Mike Leonard, a spokesman for GBB, said that the new homes market is beginning to soften ahead of the Government’s comprehensive spending review which will be announced on 20 October.

“There has never been a more important time to unite as an industry and make sure our politicians know and appreciate the contribution that the building industry can make to the long term economic recovery of Great Britain,” he said.

“The Coalition Government is committed to massive spending cuts and tax rises to reduce the massive debt burden. Rising unemployment is likely to be one of the consequences of this action and it is for this reason that we believe that having our Plan B is vital for maintaining and creating real jobs.”

The GBB campaign has been hitting the road to cover the Liberal Democrat and Labour conferences in September, and will be present at the Conservative conference in early October as well to promote the sector.

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