History and evolution of employment in the UK, as of March 29, 2019

The vast majority, four out of five, of the UK’s workers are employed in service jobs with fewer than one in 10 people work in manufacturing and even fewer in construction. The service sector jobs have grown over time: 20 years ago they made up less than three-quarters of employment with the biggest growth in public administration, education and health. Over the same period, the biggest fall has been in manufacturing, where the share of jobs has halved since the 1990s. The sector now provides employment for just under three million workers. […]

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Construction companies: What are your main priorities for 2018?

The UK construction industry recorded growth rates in the first half of 2017, but now as the industry seems to be slowing, what are we to expect in 2018?. In this article we highlight multiple market priorities in the sector which have been expressed in recent months and explore in detail, reports from Construction News and The Telegraph with topics ranging from investment in infrastructure to diversity and gender equality in this dynamic market. […]

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Construction makes up around 6 percent of British economic output

Chris Blythe OBE, Chief Executive of the CIOB said: “The quality of our built environment affects every member of society. Construction creates and maintains the places that people live, work and play, the infrastructure that supports them and the services that sustain them. And it is vital that those elected to represent their constituents in Parliament understand this. “Our manifesto showcases how construction can act as a solution to major policy issues. Our proposals are interlinked, showcasing the need for a collaborative approach to productivity, skills, quality, investment and Brexit. “It is crucial that policy makers appreciate the contribution of the construction sector: the decisions made today will be felt for decades and generations”. […]

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Doka informs pre-construction stakeholders how to “build higher, faster and safer” at the UK’s first seminar

UK, September 29, 2017.-  More than 45 high-level experts and specialists in High-Rise building construction participated in Doka Formwork’s first ever Understanding Seminar on How to Build Higher, Faster and Safer, which was held in central London during September. […]

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