UK Domestic Trade Skills Index February 2021
Our new report shows the UK’s post-COVID recovery is threatened by trade skills crisis
The ‘UK Domestic Trade Skills Index’ is a new quarterly report providing comprehensive insights and analysis into the state of the nation’s trades skills. This report highlights key industry trends and uncovers incredible growth opportunities for businesses within the construction sector.
UK Domestic Trade Skills Index: The Synopsis
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Helen Booth, Director of the HomeServe Foundation
“We have an ageing workforce; a chronic trades skills shortage made worse by the impacts of COVID; and a European skilled labour drain which will, if unchecked, deplete the UK’s trades skills base to crisis levels and seriously hamper our nation’s economic recovery.
“If this is not tackled now – by making it simpler for trade businesses to grow and by scaling up the training and recruitment of apprentices in time – the consequences will be bleak, not just for the industry but for the Government’s plan to kick-start the economy and reach its Net Zero milestones over the next decade.”