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Overseas bricklayers and carpenters could be able to get work visas more easily in the UK after the government updated its shortage occupation list. / The committee did not recommend any hospitality occupations be included, although it said Brexit and the pandemic had "significant effects" on both sectors.
Jeremy Hunt has denied that the decision to give some overseas construction workers easier access to UK jobs was a "betrayal of Brexit".
The government is expected to relax the rules in a bid to plug gaps in the construction industry
The government could be about to make a major Brexit U-turn following advice that special immigration status could hold the key to plugging significant labour shortages across the construction industry.
Builders expected to be added to ‘shortage occupation list’ to allow EU labourers to return.
Critics described the government’s approach to immigration as “baffling” and blamed the shortages on Brexit.
It reported that in 2021 business was hit by Covid and Brexit, which damaged consumer confidence, global supply chains, and inflation. And it stressed: “Our outlook for 2023 remains challenging.”
They blame a number of factors including Brexit and the Covid pandemic, as well as supply chain problems and spiralling costs.
Its board of directors said a "period of financial difficulty" had been caused by many factors, including Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rishi Sunak plans to rip up remaining EU laws by the end of the year left on the statute book after Brexit - but experts worry that any relaxation in seatbelt rules will discourage people from wearing them.
BRITAIN’S departure from the European Union is having a “serious detrimental impact on export” and is “not delivering the positives that were promised”, the boss of Dorset Chamber has said.
The fall-out from Brexit continues to "complicate trade and hamper growth" in the north's construction sector, according to the latest industry barometer from Aecom.
The health and safety industry has warned the government that it might not be a good idea to throw out every European-related law.
A town hall will need to stump up an extra £38m for its new wave of council homes due to soaring costs.
Nine in 10 UK architecture studios feel Brexit has had a negative impact on them, exclusive Dezeen research has found. / Three years on from the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, Dezeen conducted a survey of 50 architecture studios asking about their experiences of working post-Brexit.
Cost of labour in Britain up by 30% since referendum, double rise in some EU countries, research finds.
In a UK first, an economy-wide consultation has been launched to gather evidence on the biggest issues facing all industries in the post-Brexit landscape and as the UK Government negotiates new trade agreements.
New research reveals 212 ‘safety’ regulations set to lapse – to draw line under Brexit.
The delays of construction has spelled the cancellation of this year's panto production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
No updates on key issues facing the industry following summer of political turmoil, CPA boss says.
The UK construction industry has been one of the major losers from Brexit according to the president of Dundee Institute of Architects.
But Charles Booth, head of construction and projects, said there had been "very large" construction cost increases due to instability and inflation from Brexit, Covid shutdowns and the Ukraine war.
A £1.2M rise in the cost of expanding a special school has been blamed on rising inflation and the impact of Brexit and covid. Rumworth Special School is expanding to be able to accept up to 400 pupils by 2026.
Labour shortages, Brexit red tape and the war in Ukraine will lead to further increases in construction costs in the UK, according to a major survey.
A new survey commissioned by OGL Group reveals that Covid, Brexit and the continued reliance on manual processes are the greatest factors affecting profitability for architecture, engineering and building sector wholesale businesses in 2022.