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UK construction industry set for growth in Q2

UK construction industry set for growth in Q2

Published on 21st July 2017

The construction industry is set for further growth in Q2, according to the latest Barbour ABI market review report. 

 

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Martin Baker - Head of Technical at Kalcrest Site Services

Not just brickies in short supply

Published on 4th October 2016

It has long been reported that there is a considerable shortage of skilled trades in the construction industry, but it’s not just the more commonly known roles - brickies, joiners, electricians etc - that are suffering.

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Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled

Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled

Published on 4th July 2016

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has revealed it is making a number of changes to its CSCS cards, with workers seeking trainee, supervisory and managerial jobs the most likely to be affected.

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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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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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Construction skills shortage ‘hampering growth’

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.   

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Skills shortage forces construction firms to turn down work

Skills shortage forces construction firms to turn down work

Published on 21st August 2015

The skills shortage has become so severe that two-thirds of small and medium-sized construction firms have had to turn down work due to difficulties finding the right workers.

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