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Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers

Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers

Published on 2nd June 2016

The shortage of experienced bricklayers and other skilled trades has significantly pushed up wages for site workers over the past year, a new survey of construction recruitment agencies has revealed.

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Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’

Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’

Published on 6th April 2016

A shortage of skilled trades is the “largest threat to construction activity” and the successful delivery of projects, the Construction Products Association has warned.

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Changes to Construction Industry Scheme set for April

Changes to Construction Industry Scheme set for April

Published on 9th March 2016

Contractors and subcontractors need to be aware that important changes to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are being introduced in April 2016.

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Umbrella company workers face travel expenses restrictions

Umbrella company workers face travel expenses restrictions

Published on 24th February 2016

Construction contractors who work under an umbrella company will see their travel and subsistence expenses restricted when the new tax year begins on April 6th 2016.

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Construction industry growth forecast at 3.6% for 2016

Construction industry growth forecast at 3.6% for 2016

Published on 12th February 2016

The number of construction jobs available looks set to increase in the coming months, as the Construction Products Association (CPA) Winter forecast report has predicted that the sector will enjoy 3.6% growth in 2016.

 

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230,000 construction jobs to be created in the UK

230,000 construction jobs to be created in the UK

Published on 29th January 2016

More than 230,000 construction jobs will be created over the next five years as the sector continues to grow, the latest CITB Construction Skills Network report has predicted.

 

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Home Office clamps down on illegal construction workers

Home Office clamps down on illegal construction workers

Published on 28th January 2016

The importance of checking all documentation before hiring construction site workers was reiterated by the results of a recent phase of the Home Office’s Operation Magnify.

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100,000 construction jobs created by house builders in 2015

100,000 construction jobs created by house builders in 2015

Published on 28th January 2016

The Home Building Federation (HBF) has revealed that more than 100,000 new jobs were created by the house building sector during 2015, taking the number of positions supported by the industry in England to 667,000.

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