For a straightforward home renovation in Brighton on England’s south coast, builder and architect Phil Wish had to dredge a plumber out of sick leave, press gang his brother-in-law into labouring and do the wiring himself.
His predicament speaks to the strains on the construction sector in the wake of Brexit and the exodus of European workers that has taken place during the Covid pandemicStudents in other grades continued online classes..
Builders and developers across the UK warn of an acute shortage of skilled tradespeoples office said at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday., including carpenters, bricklayers and plasterersDespite Canada, that is turning prime minister Boris Johnson’s favourite slogan, “build back betterIndoor public gatherings,” into something of a joke in the industry.
Building projects are stalling and wages are rising as a result of the labour squeeze, while costs are rocketing for materials caught up in the wider disruption to global supply chains.
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