Monday, 27 June 2016

Brexit Could Worsen Construction Skills Crisis

The UK’s decision to quit the European Union could worsen the construction skills crisis the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned. “The UK construction industry has been heavily reliant on migrant workers from Europe for decades now – at present, 12% of the British construction workers are of non-UK origin. The majority of these workers are from EU countries such as Poland, Romania and Lithuania and they have helped the construction industry bounce back from the economic downturn when 400,000 skilled workers left our industry, most of which did not return,” said FMB chief executive Brian Berry. “It is now the Government’s responsibility to ensure that the free-flowing tap of migrant workers from Europe is not turned off.” Read more on the Housing Excellence website.

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