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Skills shortages highlighted by Build UK as big issue

15 November 2016 - Skills shortages - admin - Comments Off on Skills shortages highlighted by Build UK as big issue

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Build UK Members Impacted by Industry’s Skills Challenges Results of the third State of Trade survey for 2016 show that whilst Build UK members’ workloads rose following the EU referendum, they are facing increasing difficulties in recruiting skilled operatives which is impacting business performance and costs. The survey, which was undertaken with Glenigan, reveals that […]

Skills shortages affecting quality of workmanship

21 August 2016 - Construction wages, Skills shortages - admin - Comments Off on Skills shortages affecting quality of workmanship

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A new report released by Scape group has highlighted concerns over the skills shortages in the construction industry particularly targeting tradesmen and apprentices as particular areas of concern with one in ten contractors and suppliers saying skills shortages is critically impacting budgets, according to  Scape’s new ‘Sustainability in the Supply Chain’ report. The negative impact […]

Skills shortages continues to drive tradesmen’s wages up

26 May 2016 - Skills shortages - admin - Comments Off on Skills shortages continues to drive tradesmen’s wages up

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A massive skills shortage in the construction industry has had a huge impact on wages with carpenters, bricklayers and most other tradesmen commanding  £1200 a week or more because of the lack of qualified tradesmen. Most tradesmen are now charging over £26 an hour or more in London and the home counties this was confirmed […]

Construction skills shortage pushes wages up 6%

13 January 2016 - Skills shortages - admin - Comments Off on Construction skills shortage pushes wages up 6%

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Skills shortages pushes wages up 6% with bricklayers and surveyors in high demand. The acute skills shortage in construction pay increases in the industry are running at three times the national average of 2%. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors also said that the lack of skills and labour are putting at risk some of the Government’s biggest housing and […]

224,000 construction workers needed in five years is ‘key to tackling skills gap’

7 November 2015 - CITB, Skills shortages - admin - Comments Off on 224,000 construction workers needed in five years is ‘key to tackling skills gap’

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More recognised qualifications is ‘key to tackling skills gap’ is the soundbite being used, with a new study finding that formal training leading to a nationally recognised qualification is desperately needed in construction. Manufacturers and distributors of construction products run thousands of training programmes for builders and tradespeople every year, but much of it is informal […]

CITB levy changes and skills shortages intensify in trade survey

27 July 2015 - Skills shortages - admin - 5 Comments

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An on going skills shortage is reaching crisis point according to the latest survey of SME construction firms. At the Federation of Master Builders’ Q2 2015 State of Trade Survey, chief executive Brian Berry commented : “There can be no doubt that the building industry is booming but the skills shortage continues to loom large […]


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