Inflation and unemployment data from around the world shows how crucial it is to understand the drivers that sit behind information so that we avoid making unhelpful comparisons.
Over the past few weeks we’ve reported on a lot of clean energy or low carbon solutions coming through in construction. Following a year of variable output and rising prices, it is encouraging to see that companies, public bodies, and consumers are still committed to more sustainable futures.
A key ongoing concern is the availability of materials, exacerbated by the shortage of HGV drivers. Whilst immigration rules are in the spotlight, we should perhaps examine the sector a little more closely to see if there are other reasons why the UK’s HGV sector is particularly reliant on EU workers and why employment numbers can be so volatile despite the economy’s clear reliance on the role.