Labour’s landslide victory marks a new era for construction industry and growth

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The Labour Party’s landslide victory in the 2024 General Election indicates a significant shift in the political landscape, with several key implications for the construction industry. Labour’s manifesto entitled ‘Change’ has a strong emphasis on growth, planning reform, and partnership with businesses, which sets a promising foundation for development for the construction industry under a new Labour Government.

Labour have achieved a strong mandate to govern, with a large majority in the House of Commons. This grants the Government a huge opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for the UK and cement Sir Keir Starmer as someone who puts country before party politics.

Labour’s manifesto promises an immediate update to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), 1.5 million homes over the next parliament, restore mandatory housing targets, and ensure local

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