Statistics 

  • The United Kingdom needs to build at least 300,000 new homes every year to bridge the current gap with housing demand.
  • The construction industry needs to recruit at least 35,000 new workers every year to cope with increasing work demand.
  • The construction industry alone has the worst payment record of any industrial sector, with 31% of all late payments. Construction SMEs are owed a total of £30 billion in unpaid invoices.
  • Every £1 invested in construction generates £2.84 in wider economic benefits
  • For every £1 invested with an SME builder, 90p remains locally to train local young apprentices, hire local skilled workers and benefit the local economy.

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