As Britain emerges from an economic downturn, and industry activity increases, we need to make sure the emerging skills shortage doesn’t strengthen and become so significant that it hinders recovery, says Rob Searle
Christchurch, New Zealand, is recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck it in February 2011. But how are UK engineers, newly arrived to help in the rebuilding, settling in? Remarkably easily, says Jackie Thomas
Funding for Lending will help the construction industry, says Simon Carter, but is unlikely to address all of the cash flow issues of the sector, which is beset with problems caused by late payments and the reluctance of banks to loan because they see the industry as high risk.