Marshalls plc, the leading hard landscape transformation company, is backing a Petition led by the British Precast Concrete Federation to rally the construction industry to action to encourage the Government to ‘Get Britain Building’.
The Petition calls for a ‘crash programme of investment in new and upgraded housing, in hospitals and schools, in transport, and in surface water and sewerage systems’ and calls for ‘the Government to recognise the strategic risk’ to the construction industry.
It also calls for positive discrimination in favour of UK sourced materials and building products that will reduce carbon miles and support British manufacturing jobs and it calls for the Government to make London 2012 a British-built Olympics using British products – a showcase for the construction industry.
The future of the construction industry is called into question if Government policies do not change. Will the industry have the manufacturing capacity to supply future projects if factories are closed and jobs lost? Will countries we rely on for imports be able or willing to supply us in the future?
Signatures are currently being collected from across the UK to back the Petition and to date over 660 people have signed.
If you would like to sign the Downing Street Petition to Get Britain Building, join Marshalls and add your voice for the construction industry