Skill shortages have long been a drain on building product manufacturers and construction companies alike.  With margins constantly being squeezed and firms paying brickies a reputed £100k salaries something will eventually have to break.

Much like the previous year, this years seminars at UK Construction Week focused heavily around upskilling, attracting talent, succession planning and government funded training schemes (see below link to part one of my blog on the subject).

Although CITB's latest results and forecasts are far from devastating, there is enough evidence to suggest a slight slow down in growth.  Every cloud has a silver lining as they say (whoever they are), and an upshot of this is a descent reduction in the number of required skilled and semi skilled workers within the industry.