Thursday, 20 October 2016

Government Review Warns Of 'Inexorable Decline' In Construction

The British construction industry faces “inexorable decline” unless radical action is taken to modernise it, a government review has found. The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model, commissioned jointly by the CLG and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has published a damning verdict on the sector. Its most radical proposal for change was the introduction of a ‘levy’ on schemes, which charges additional tax of up to 0.5% of the scheme’s value if it does not support innovation or training. The report slammed the construction sector’s “dysfunctional training model, and its lack of innovation and collaboration, as well as its non-existent research and development culture”. Download the report from the CLG website.

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