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Industry output fell back in May by 1.1% but remains around 3.5% higher than in May 2013, Month-on-month, May’s fall in construction output was caused mainly by private commercial work falling by 3.6%, and repair & maintenance dropping by 1.1%.
Andrew Gore, 37, from Mountain Ash in the Cynon Valley, had never had any recognised training. He was helping to dismantle scaffolding outside a nursing home in Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend, in June 2013 when he fell 4 metres to the ground.
Mr Osborne is imposing a requirement on local authorities to put local development orders on over 90% of brownfield sites that are suitable for housing. “This urban planning revolution will mean that in effect development on these sites will be pre-approved – local authorities will be able to specify the type of housing, not whether there is housing,” he said.
The faster, digitised and more user friendly guidance has been hailed as a ‘step change’ that will drive up standards for access firms, enhance site safety and dramatically speed up the design process for the most common temporary structures. It includes a software package that can generate generic designs that automatically comply with European Standard BS EN 12811.
- Forecasts a 3.9% rise in UK tender prices for 2014
- Shows that the high demand for skilled labour remains apparent affecting labour rates which typically range between £140 to £170/day for bricklayers for example. Bonus incentives can improve these figures.
- Predicts that, should construction workload expand to levels forecast over the next few years, the skills crunch will become more evident. In response to this higher demand, construction organisations are increasingly considering the use of imported labour, mostly from the EU.