Read the latest construction industry news from the Kalcrest Site Services team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Construction skills shortage ‘hampering growth’
Published on 21st January 2016
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Construction Market Survey has concluded that the skills shortage is set to continue and predicted that it will hamper growth and push up wages in the sector.
Government warned about construction skills shortage
Published on 18th November 2015
The Government has been warned that any efforts to solve the housing crisis will fail unless steps are taken to tackle the construction sector’s skills shortage.
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