Almost 11 per cent of 2 million UK construction workers hail from the EU
The Built Environment leaders have sent a stark warning to the UK Government of a construction skills and workforce deficit if the ability to attract skilled workers with free right of movement to the UK is not secured in the wake of the British peoples vote to leave the European Union.
European labour is ’vital to the growth and flexibility of the construction sector’, with 11 per cent of 2 million workers from within the built environment sector originating from abroad, as posited by the Office for National Statistics.
The construction consortium that is pushing this line is comprised of The Royal town Planning Institute, The Chartered Institute of Building, The Royal Institute of British Architects, and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In concert they have appealed to the Rt. Hon David Davis MP, the State Secretary appointed to steer Brexit proceedings.