Archive: Construction

Ukip accused of 'Euracism' for poster campaign

Ukip posters branded a 'lie' as builders report labour shortages

Ukip's poster campaign suggesting that builders are being forced out of work by immigrants was looking shakey today, after the building industry reported a widespread shortage of skilled workers.

Opinion Former Articles

  • CIOB: 'Inspiring the Future of Construction'

    Taking place at QEII Centre in central London on 24 November 2014, the conference examines the most important, but often overlooked, part of the industry – the people who can inspire the future of construction.

  • Economy may be healing but no growth in construction

    Today’s GDP figures, published by ONS, show that the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter and was up 0.6 per cent compared to the same quarter a year ago. Construction fared much worse, declining by 2.5 per cent quarter-on- quarter and 5.9 per cent year-on-year.

  • Association forecasts renewed optimism for construction

    “After 2015, without Help to Buy, there are strong concerns about whether house building will continue to improve."

  • Construction jobs for ex-armed forces personnel

    Highlights from the Parliamentary Reception held by the Chartered Institute of Building, in partnership with Buildforce. The reception promoted routes into the construction industry for those leaving the Armed Forces.

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