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That was a recent headline in The Guardian. The item focused on a London-based construction company, whose owner explained how his costs have ‘shot up’ since 2016. Timber and tiles have increased in price by 20% and 15% respectively. In addition, there has been a reduction in the number of skilled workers available, with a lot of eastern Europeans, in particular, Polish, opting to return home to take advantage of a stronger Polish economy and increasing uncertainty in the UK.
According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), companies are already reducing heir headcount of direct employees in favour of subcontractors who can be easily removed if work slows down.
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