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DWP partners with CITB to get more people in construction

17 October 2017 - Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on DWP partners with CITB to get more people in construction

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A campaign aimed at attracting more people of all ages and backgrounds from across the UK into the sector has been launched this week by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Build Your Future campaign takes place for two weeks (Monday 9th October – Friday 20th […]

UK construction firms rely heavily on migrant workers

25 July 2017 - CITB, Constuction Jobs, Migrant workers - admin - Comments Off on UK construction firms rely heavily on migrant workers

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A major CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) report into migration and the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers, saying they have comparable skills to British workers and are more readily available. Some employers (22%) also said they have a better work ethic. But only 1% of firms said they […]

Tradesmen skills shortages urges more collaboration between industry partners

12 September 2016 - Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on Tradesmen skills shortages urges more collaboration between industry partners

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Greater collaboration between house builders and their subcontractors is essential if the industry is to address its skills shortage and continue to increase output in the coming years a new report reveals. The report highlights the need for collaboration between large contractors and the housing industry with subcontractors encouraged to promote higher visibility on future work; […]

UCATT, UNITE and GMB slam 3.5% pay rise

13 March 2016 - Construction wages, Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on UCATT, UNITE and GMB slam 3.5% pay rise

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Unions representing workers employed under the largest collective agreement in the construction industry have described the employer’s paltry pay offer as “insulting”. Pay talks for the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) which covers the pay and conditions of around 500,000 construction workers, were held on Wednesday 9th March. The unions involved UCATT, Unite and the […]

Building boom creates 667,000 jobs for tradesmen

24 January 2016 - Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on Building boom creates 667,000 jobs for tradesmen

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Thousands of jobs were created in England alone last year as a result of a surge in house-building activity, according to the findings of a new report. Between 2014 and 2015, some 170,690 properties were added to the housing stock, representing an unprecedented increase of 25% on the figures from the 2013-2014 period. This building […]

Construction skills shortages intensify with no signs of slowing

7 August 2015 - Booming construction, Construction output, Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on Construction skills shortages intensify with no signs of slowing

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A new report from the Recruitment and Employment federation and KPMG highlights the skills shortages in the construction industry with many firms being held back staffing problems. Engineering employees were the most sought-after type of permanent staff in July, closely followed by Construction workers this also showed construction in joint-first place out of nine industries in […]

Construction skills manifesto 5 year plan

6 March 2015 - Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on Construction skills manifesto 5 year plan

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A new skills manifesto has urged the Government to set targets to ensure that three-quarters of trade jobs are medium or high-skilled by 2020. The intention behind the manifesto is to encourage and embed foundations for long-term economic growth by addressing the increasing need for skills throughout the construction sector. The manifesto by The Manufacturers’ […]

Chancellor announces that councils will build on 90% of brownfield sites

16 June 2014 - Constuction Jobs, Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Chancellor announces that councils will build on 90% of brownfield sites

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“The measures announced last night have great potential, and will certainly be a boon to developers,” declares Liz Peace, Chief Executive of BPF. The chancellor in his annual Mansion House speech the Chancellor announced that councils will be required to put local development orders on over 90% of brownfield sites that are suitable for housing. […]

FMB suggests finance schemes for builders ‘must be simplified’

6 November 2013 - Construction news, Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on FMB suggests finance schemes for builders ‘must be simplified’

Well we have all been there want to take on a job and havent got the funds to see the job out with materials labour  fuel its not easy and this is what the federation of master Builders have reiterated in comments made by Brian Berry. Schemes should be released  to help construction SMEs and […]

Robert Mcalpine names others in blacklist trial

6 August 2013 - Constuction Jobs - gregory nelson - Comments Off on Robert Mcalpine names others in blacklist trial

Sir Robert McAlpine has added at least nine other contractors as co-defendants against a multi-million pound legal action by blacklisted builders. The instructed solicitors Guney, Clark and Ryan are acting for more than 100 construction workers who launched the compensation claim last year following the scandal. The solicitors have added a long list of contractors […]


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