Construction Output Decreases

posted 14.03.2013

According to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics the UK construction industry saw a sharp fall in January with decreases seen across almost all of the sectors within the industry. Construction output as a whole in January was down 6.3% on December and 7.9% lower than in January the year before. Over the three months ending 31 January 2013, output was down 11.0% on the p...

Category: general, industry, Paul Jones

Jeremy Irons - Trashed Documentary

posted 11.03.2013

Award winning actor Jeremy Irons has taken time away from his Hollywood life in order to educate the world on the huge problems we’re all facing regarding our wasteful culture. In the new documentary-feature film called ‘TRASHED’, Mr. Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. ...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Housing Starts Decrease in 2012

posted 22.02.2013

According to the latest housing figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government the number of housing starts in England in 2012 has plummeted. The total number of houses built in 2012 totalled 98,280 which is a decrease of 11% compared with the number of homes built in 2011. Homes started by private housebuilders were down 8% compared with the previous year but the largest...

Category: in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Construction Industry Trade Survey Findings

posted 11.02.2013

According to the latest Construction Trade Survey, from the Construction Products Association, published today (February 11), a combination of declining work orders  and rising costs have adversely affected the UK construction industry in the last quarter of 2012. The construction industry still faces a very difficult year ahead especially those further down the supply chain, with not only fall...

Category: general, industry, Paul Jones

10% Rise in Self Employed Workers

posted 07.02.2013

The UK recession has seen a rise of 10% in the number of self employed workers across all industries, with self employment now accounting for 14% of the 29.4 million people in employment in the UK. Since 2008 more than 367,000 people moved into self employment across all industries with construction amongst the 4 most common trades for self employed workers according to the stats. The figures ca...

Category: in the news, industry, Paul Jones

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