Labour Shortages


UK Has Half the Workers Needed to Retrofit Historic Buildings

Improving the energy efficiency of historic properties could reduce carbon emissions from the UK’s buildings by an estimated five per cent annually and generate £35 billion of output in the economy whilst making homes warmer and cheaper to run, according to a new report commissioned by the National Trust, Peabody, Historic England, The Crown Estate…


BCIS Pre-Spring Budget Statement 2023

Dr David Crosthwaite, Head of Consultancy at the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), calls on the UK Chancellor to introduce bold measures to address a faltering economy in his Spring Budget on 15th March. Have we gone back in time to the 1970s? Then, as now, the UK experienced widespread industrial action, spiralling energy costs and rampant…


Taking on Staff Shortages this Winter

Adam Brindle, managing director of Grounds Care Group, believes reported staff shortages of essential staff in snow and ice clearance across the United Kingdom make a compelling case for outsourcing. With virtually every industry competing fiercely for skilled staff, outdoor FM is being particularly hard hit as experienced staff retire, access to overseas workers dries…

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