Building industry launches Jobs for Growth campaign

UK builders and building product supliers have joined forces to launch a ‘Jobs for Growth’ campaign, aimed at getting the economy moving again.

Building industry launches Jobs for Growth campaign

A group of influential trade bodies representing the country’s building industry believes the only option left for Government is to build its way out of recession.

They argue the simple but effective answer to the country’s plight has worked before and will be successful again, quickly stimulating growth by building much-needed housing and generating jobs.

The ‘Jobs and Growth’ campaign was officially launched today at the UK’s first Housing Summit addressed by Shadow Housing Minster Jack Dromey and attended by industry leaders from the private and public housing sectors.

Get Britain Building campaigners, who are behind the call for a serious targeted stimulus package, argue there is an irrefutable business case for investing in new homes, home improvement and infrastructure.

The new Jobs for Growth campaign sets out clear recommendations on what measure’s Government and the Banks need to take if we are to build our way out of recession.

Get Britain Building founder Mike Leonard said: “The UK needs jobs and growth, and building our way out of recession is now the only solution left to Government.

“After a golden summer of sporting achievement, we need to capture some of that Olympic spirit, positivity and determination and go for “Gold” in Jobs and Growth.”

Leonard said: “Over the coming months we will work closely with all our local and national politicians, banks and other decision influencers to build the case for Jobs and Growth.

“We have the demand, the will, the land, the materials and the skills to make this happen. With the same level of focus, commitment and pride demonstrated by our athletes this summer, the building industry can lead Britain out of recession.”

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