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FMB urges government to build 200,000 homes a year by 2020

Government and industry must collaborate to build at least 200,000 homes a year by 2020 in order to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The call forms part of the FMB’s “Programme for Government”, which was launched at a cross-party event in Parliament on 28 January.

Chief executive Brian Berry said: “In England, we’re only building around half the number of new homes required to meet the demand for housing.

“Regardless of which party or parties take the reins in May 2015, the next government must work with industry to develop a robust housing strategy and commit to building at least 200,000 new homes a year by 2020. This is a realistic target and one that can be achieved if we remove barriers to small local builders.”

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