Brick maker Ibstock plc, has welcomed Boris Johnson’s pledge of significant investment for the UK’s construction sector.
With key elements of Johnson’s plan including reform of planning regulations to make it easier than ever before for homeowners to extend their homes and £100m worth of investment for UK infrastructure Joe Hudson, CEO at Ibstock plc, says the funding is crucial for the construction sector as it leads the country’s economic fightback. “The Prime Minister’s speech last Tuesday gave the UK’s construction industry cause for cautious optimism, and underlined the pivotal role it plays in powering the British economy.
“The pledges outlined within the speech are a real statement of intent from the Government to put building and construction at the heart of the UK’s economic revival; a commitment we wholeheartedly endorse.2
He says: “In his speech, the Prime Minister vowed to get Britain building again; a sentiment we have echoed in recent months. We are playing our part by ramping up production across our nationwide factory network, to ensure we can maintain unbroken supply to the industry at a time when housebuilders, architects, merchants and building contractors – need it most.
“We welcome this initiative and hope that it is just the beginning of a wider programme of investment to drive the UK’s economic recovery.”