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Housebuilding output grew at its fastest rate since December 2015.   Are you hiring Construction Workers / Professionals? This Free report will save you a lot of time and money when advertising your jobs: https://t.co/hTaFI8LQF7 Trusted by 1000s of Construction Companies throughout the UK & Ireland: pic.twitter.com/OrwIJliG0F — Construction Jobs (@Construct_job) June 6, 2018 UK construction activity rose...
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 -...
Bullying On Construction Sites What is bullying? Are head flushing, name calling antics simply the domain of the playground? Or does the behaviour transfer beyond the school gates and into the workplace? Sadly, the latter is true, with over 60% of employees experiencing bullying in the workplace at some time in their career. Bullying is not discriminative, it effects males and females, young and old. It is...
Carillion's board presided over a "rotten corporate culture" and was culpable for its "costly collapse", two committees of MPs have concluded. They also called for a potential break-up of the big four audit firms, after they "waved through" the indebted construction firm's accounts. And they attacked the government for lacking "decisiveness and bravery" to tackle corporate regulation failures. The MPs said regulators should consider...
UK contractors have been urged to face up to the “significant human rights risks” in their supply chains after the  Chartered Institute of Building  (CIOB) found that both British and foreign workers are at risk of exploitation despite recent legislation. Criticising the industry’s “slow response” to the  Modern Slavery Act , the  Construction and the Modern Slavery Act  suggests...
Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses. The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry. The study said that...
Construction apprentices will go on to earn thousands of pounds more, every year, than many of their university-educated counterparts, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) NI. Small building firms across NI were asked what they pay their tradespeople and the average annual salaries were as follows: Supervisors earn £48,456 Site managers earn £47,856 Steel fixers earn...
Beamish Museum, in Chester-le-street, is set create almost 100 new jobs as part of an £18mn expansion. The project is the largest in the museum's 48-year history and is due for completion in 2021. It is designed to attract an extra 100,000 tourists to the region, with the Heritage Lottery Fund having provided a £10.9mn boost to the initiative. Tradespeople, including bricklayers, stonemasons, general labourers,...
OUTPUT in the UK's construction sector unexpectedly fell last month as commercial building and civil engineering work continued to drag on the industry. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction purchasing managers' index (PMI) showed a reading of 52.2 in December, down from 53.1 in November and below economists' forecasts of 53.1. A reading above 50 indicates growth. Despite the industry struggling to fire on all cylinders, housebuilding...
Output in the UK's construction sector unexpectedly fell last month as  commercial building  and civil engineering work continued to drag on the industry. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction  purchasing  managers' index (PMI) showed a reading of 52.2 in December, down from 53.1 in November and below economists' forecasts of 53.1. A reading above 50 indicates growth. Despite the industry struggling to fire...
Impact on UK Construction One of the major issues facing the construction sector is the shortage of skills. The sector currently relies heavily on a foreign migrant labour force. Almost 13% of construction workers across the UK were born abroad, and in London and the South East, this proportion increases to 50%. In particular, 25% of employees in the sector in London were born in the EEA Once the UK leaves the Single Market, it...