Promote regional clusters of built environment sector businesses that can stimulate innovation - says CIOB

Posted On: 
14th November 2017

David Hawkes, Policy Manager at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) responds to reports that the Budget will be focusing on plans for special 'skills villages' alongside construction sites in order to quickly train workers.

“Research has shown that labour supply has been the biggest source of capacity constraint for the construction industry over the past 15 years. Boosting the quality and quantity of the construction labour force is critical to deliver the homes and infrastructure that the country needs, alongside other improvements to productivity such as investment in innovation.

“The CIOB has called for the Government to promote regional clusters of built environment sector businesses that can stimulate innovation, create greater opportunities for networking and promote sharing of ideas. Through this, training and support at all levels could be delivered more efficiently and effectively.”