The National Federation of Builders has been forced to make redundancies and close offices

It is understood two offices that are likely to close include Eastleigh in Southampton and Northallerton in north Yorkshire.

Julia Evans, chief executive, said: “The National Federation of Builders is undergoing a restructure as part of our continuing modernisation.”

Evans added that employees affected by the restructuring had been made aware of the news and were now undergoing a consultation period.