Britain’s skilled worker shortage is hamstringing developers and construction companies attempting to boost production and tackle the UK housing crisis, a new report claims.
From a survey of more than 100 companies, 87 per cent of respondents said they hoped to create new jobs in the next 12 months – an estimated 100,000 new positions.
However, one in four of these also said a ‘skills shortage’ in roles such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, bricklayers and kitchen fitters was their biggest impediment.
For PQE is, now at least, only that emergency stimulus that the economy needs in order to stymie deflation.
And we just ain’t got the people to do it. Shouting about training people doesn’t provide the emergency bit, does it?
So, back to standard economics then, eh?