London Reliant On EU For 28% Of Building Workers As Brexit Looms

More than a quarter of construction workers in London are EU nationals, according to official data that highlights the extent to which post-Brexit curbs on migration could threaten the government’s goals on housebuilding and infrastructure. Across the entire UK, 7 per cent of construction workers come from other EU countries and 3 per cent from outside the EU — a similar proportion to that seen in other industries. An analysis published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics shows that the capital’s construction industry is more heavily reliant on migrant labour, with 28 per cent of workers in London coming from EU countries, and 7 per cent from elsewhere. The majority are from central and eastern Europe, while 10 per cent are Irish. “There could be a real issue post Brexit of how we achieve growth in housebuilding, or the £600bn worth of infrastructure the government has planned,” said Noble Francis, economist at the Construction Products Association. “Even if it’s a London problem, then workers will be sucked in from elsewhere in the UK.”
 

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They can stay with a work permit, why is this a problem?...Too many British people are resting at home and waiting that somebody else works for them. 

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It's mean more jobs for UK workers, but I wonder why didn't they take the jobs before....?

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Sooo..in other words, UK is about to have a massive hiring spree

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