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Go Further on HGV Driver Visas to Halt Construction Shortages

URGING MINISTERS to go further on foreign HGV driver temporary visas, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) is warning Government measures are nowhere near...

CBI Chief Calls for COBR for Action to Tackle Shortages

THE CBI WANTS to see the existing Cabinet Office taskforce upgraded to ‘COBR-level’ to tackle national materials, fuel, energy and labour shortages. The recovery taskforce...

Shortages and Prices Blamed for Drop in July 2021 Construction Output

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT fell by 1.6% in July 2021, as shortages and prices are blamed for taking it below the pre-pandemic February 2020 level again. In...

Merchant Acts to Ease HGV Driver Shortage

A UK BUILDERS MERCHANT has launched its own ‘Driver Academy’ to help address the nationwide shortage of qualified HGV drivers. Selco Builders Warehouse is aiming...

NFRC Appoints Head of Careers to Attract Talent

RUTH SCARROTT has been appointed to the new position of Head of Careers at NFRC.  Ruth joins NFRC from a similar position at the...

Roofing Industry Feeling the Heat as Material and Skill Shortages Intensify...

THE ROOFING AND CLADDING industry continued to be blighted by material and skill shortages as well as spiralling cost increases in the second quarter...

Double-digit Growth Forecast for Construction Despite Product and Labour Shortages

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT is currently very buoyant and is forecast to rise by 13.7% in 2021 and 6.3% in 2022, according to the Construction Products...

Accelerate August 16 rules to Offset Construction ‘Pingdemic’

INDUSTRY LEADERS have called for acceleration of rules relaxing requirements for COVID19 self-isolation for double-vaccinated workers. On August 16 the regulations on self-isolation will be...

No Change on Materials Crisis as Prices Rise 10% in Year

THE CONSTRUCTION Leadership Council and Construction Products Association has issued the latest of its monthly updates on the materials crisis. The organisations report no change...