Construction industry sub-contracting more to cope with Brexit uncertainty

Construction industry bosses are reorganising their workforce in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment, according to new research. The State of Trade Survey, the only quarterly assessment of the UK wide SME construction sector, from the Federation of Master Builders, shows that there was a decrease in employment levels among small construction firms for the first time in more than five years with 21% of employers reporting a reduced workforce. After a difficult start to 2019, workloads for construction SMEs grew slightly compared with the previous quarter with more employers, 27%, reporting higher workloads than in the first quarter of this year when it was 22%. Bricklayers are the trade in shortest supply with 60% of construction SMEs struggling to hire these tradespeople and 54% struggling to hire carpenters and joiners.

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