Will the UK’s migrant workforce return?
Traditionally the UK migrant workers leave the UK in November and return in February as religious holidays and family visits come to an end. This year of course we have been faced with travel restrictions, many migrant workers have opted not to return to the UK leaving the construction sector with a labour shortage, especially in London.
Adding to the problems is of course Brexit, 39% of construction firms said they do not understand the new point-based system, the low value of sterling and the rising cost of living isn’t making the UK as attractive to eastern Europeans as it once was!
The government’s much quoted ‘Build back better’ slogan won’t happen without builders!