Government Decides Not to Back Cowboy Builders Law

Cowboy Builders Law Not Backed by Government
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A Bill that proposed to outlaw cowboy builders and provide compensation for consumers has not received backing from the government. 

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) had campaigned to create a compulsory licence scheme for construction companies which would help protect consumers and ensure reputable builders are not undercut by cowboy builders. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.