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Construction of new housing has increased by 5.6%  both in the  pas t three months and y ear-on-year.   The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently released a report on output by the UK’s construction industry during the month of August. The report compares the statistics to the previous three months and year-on-year, showcasing the specific types of...
The  Construction Products Association’s  autumn forecasts for the construction industry expect growth will remain flat in 2018, and rise by only 0.6% in 2019, a substantial downgrade from its previous estimate of a 2.3% increase. Despite a weakened market, private housing continues to be a key sector of growth for the construction industry, with first-time buyer demand enhanced by the government’s  Help to Buy...
Construction of the HS2 project in the UK will support 15,000 jobs in engineering, design and building sectors by 2020, according to a new report. Over 7,000 jobs have already been supported by the project and more than 2,000 business have already won work with HS2. More than 100 apprentices are already working on the project, and this figure is expected to reach 2,000 over its lifetime. At peak construction phase, 30,000 jobs will...
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a paper calling on government and the construction industry to think outside of the bricks and boost diversity in construction skills, by embracing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). RICS Modern Methods of Construction analyses the benefits of embracing off-site modular housing and using PropTech to aid modern day housing delivery. It also addresses and recommends...
Construction experts have slammed a report from the The Migration Advisory Committee which sets out plans for a new immigration policy post-Brexit. The committee has decided not to make construction a special case when it comes to relaxing rules to keep up a steady stream of lower-skilled workers. Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders said: “The report explicitly recommends that there should be...
The latest figures released by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed strong performance in the UK’s construction sector, with output up by 3.3%. Housebuilding  seems to have thrived throughout the summer heatwave with the growth of  construction  leaping by 0.5% in July as result. Sterling was up 0.15% on the US dollar to trade at 1.293, and rising 0.2% versus the euro to 1.118, which boosted the...
The UK economy bounced back in July as the services sector rebounded and construction output reached a record high. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy expanded 0.3% in July, while gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.6% on a three-month basis. That was ahead of economist expectations for a 0.1% and 0.5% rise, respectively. Economic growth was bolstered in part by the UK’s dominant services...
Commercial building was the best performing area of construction output in August 2018, followed closely by residential work, the latest monthly survey of industry purchasing managers reveals. The latest expansion of housing activity was the weakest since March, though, and civil engineering workload decreased for the first time in five months. A number of survey respondents cited a lack of new work on infrastructure projects....
Reseach from data scientists  Adzuna  has discovered the top five cities for employment outside of London, with Manchester topping the leader board As London’s property market continues to  inflate rent  and  living costs , it is hardly surprising that people are looking elsewhere to find construction jobs outside of London. The research looked into which cities have the most construction jobs outside of...
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Immigration has largely contributed to the political, social and economic success of the UK’s construction industry throughout history. The question is,   how are construction businesses preparing for an EU skills shortage in the long-term?   The UK is facing a construction skills crisis. With 8% of the UK’s construction workforce from the EU, a post-Brexit climate could see over  176,500 jobs under threat ....
20 on-site hubs to train more people to help deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been  launched  by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the UK over the next five years, the £22million Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites -...