EU Workers Leave Construction Industry Ahead Of Brexit

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EU Workers Leave Construction Industry Ahead Of Brexit

 

Construction companies up and down the country using concrete reinforcement leads are likely to feel a big impact when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) later this year, as many of its workers could return to Europe.

 

Speaking with the Guardian, loft conversion company owner Deepak Singh Udassi said Brexit would lead to a lot of changes for Britain’s construction industry, including its workforce.

 

He said: “A lot of the guys who worked for us are Eastern Europeans. They’re sick and tired of being political footballs and the Polish economy is strong, so we have lost a lot of guys who have gone home.”

 

Mr Udassi also noted that construction expenses have increased dramatically over the last couple of years, with the cost of tiles having risen by 20 per cent since 2016 when a small majority voted to leave the EU and timber prices having “shot up” by 15 per cent during this time as well.

 

This has compounded the problem of a lack of skilled workers, with many construction firms facing higher prices and fewer staff members to complete the projects they have been commissioned for.

 

Some construction businesses are making preparations for the economy to be hit by Brexit by reducing the number of permanent staff they have and employing more subcontractors instead.

 

This is according to the Federation of Master Builders’ State of Trade survey, which revealed 21 per cent of employers recorded a reduction in workforce. In addition to this, just 37 per cent of construction small and medium-sized enterprises are predicting their workloads will increase over the next three months.

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iconLivingstone Road, Hessle, HU13 0EG

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E. steel@foregale.co.uk
E. roofing@foregale.co.uk

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Construction firms refusing to sign charter for sustainable British steel

Steel reinforcement mesh suppliers may well find that their businesses are affected by the refusal of some larger construction companies to sign the Charter for Sustainable British Steel, which is backed by both Tory and Labour MPs.

 

The Charter calls on companies to use British-made steel whenever they can, but six firms – Wates, Willmott Dixon, BAM Construction, Kier, Mace and Interserve – have yet to sign up, according to the Daily Mirror, which is also supporting the scheme.

 

A Save Our Steel campaign is also running at the moment, calling for cuts in energy bills and business rates for steel plants, as well as encouraging UK companies to buy British and blocking cheap exports from China.

 

When asked about the Charter, parent company of BAM Construction BAM Nuttall said the firm was “committed to a local supply chain wherever possible”, although it did add: “The way [the Charter] is currently worded, we wouldn’t be able to stick to it.”

 

And a spokesman from Mace said: “Mace promotes the use of high quality British steel and local procurement whenever possible. We always aim to use UK steel in the first instance, supply permitting.”

 

Earlier this month (January 18th), Tata Steel confirmed that it would be making huge job cuts across its numerous sites in the UK after European steel prices dropped because of cheap imports from countries like China.

 

It was revealed that 1,050 jobs would go at Port Talbot, Hartlepool, Corby and Trostre. The business will now be looking at how more support to local communities can be offered, while also stimulating job creation in the regions affected.

Liversedge
01924 401020

Hull
01482 640118






Foregale Ltd was established in 1981 operating from premises on Shillbank Lane, Mirfield. Following rapid expansion, the company not only relocated to the current premises on Union Road, Liversedge but also opened a second depot in Hessle, Hull in 1986.

iconUnion Road, Liversedge, WF15 7JS

iconLivingstone Road, Hessle, HU13 0EG

ttt

LIVERSEDGE DEPOT

T. 01924 401020 F. 01924 405872

E. steel@foregale.co.uk
E. roofing@foregale.co.uk

HULL DEPOT

T. 01482 640118 F. 01482 644093

E. hullsteel@foregale.co.uk
E. hullroofing@foregale.co.uk

OPENING TIMES

MON – FRI. 8.00am – 5.00pm

SAT 8.00am – 11.30am (Hull roofing)

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Liversedge 01924 401020 | Hull 01482 640118

LATEST NEWS

Construction firms refusing to sign charter for sustainable British steel

Steel reinforcement mesh suppliers may well find that their businesses are affected by the refusal of some larger construction companies to sign the Charter for Sustainable British Steel, which is backed by both Tory and Labour MPs.

 

The Charter calls on companies to use British-made steel whenever they can, but six firms – Wates, Willmott Dixon, BAM Construction, Kier, Mace and Interserve – have yet to sign up, according to the Daily Mirror, which is also supporting the scheme.

 

A Save Our Steel campaign is also running at the moment, calling for cuts in energy bills and business rates for steel plants, as well as encouraging UK companies to buy British and blocking cheap exports from China.

 

When asked about the Charter, parent company of BAM Construction BAM Nuttall said the firm was “committed to a local supply chain wherever possible”, although it did add: “The way [the Charter] is currently worded, we wouldn’t be able to stick to it.”

 

And a spokesman from Mace said: “Mace promotes the use of high quality British steel and local procurement whenever possible. We always aim to use UK steel in the first instance, supply permitting.”

 

Earlier this month (January 18th), Tata Steel confirmed that it would be making huge job cuts across its numerous sites in the UK after European steel prices dropped because of cheap imports from countries like China.

 

It was revealed that 1,050 jobs would go at Port Talbot, Hartlepool, Corby and Trostre. The business will now be looking at how more support to local communities can be offered, while also stimulating job creation in the regions affected.

Liversedge
01924 401020

Hull
01482 640118






Foregale Ltd was established in 1981 operating from premises on Shillbank Lane, Mirfield. Following rapid expansion, the company not only relocated to the current premises on Union Road, Liversedge but also opened a second depot in Hessle, Hull in 1986.

Foregale Ltd was established in 1981 operating from premises on Shillbank Lane, Mirfield. Following rapid expansion, the company not only relocated to the current premises on Union Road, Liversedge but also opened a second depot in Hessle, Hull in 1986.

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