Why are there shortages of bricklayers and how to address the crisis?

How to solve the bricklayer skill crisis?

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The latest Federation of Masters Building Survey in Q1 2019 indicates that 64% of construction businesses are struggling to hire bricklayers. While the situation is not new, it has worsened steadily since 2013. According to ONS data, there were nearly 60,000 people involved in brickwork in the UK as of August 2018. What is the scale of the bricklayer skill shortage in the UK? The Letwin report commissioned by the UK government in 2018 estimates the shortage of bricklayers to 15,000, almost […]