LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CALLS FOR INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION TRAINEES
It is expected that about 100,000 people would leave the building trade in the next ten years; therefore, it is important to build the skills for those in the field of building and infrastructure, according to 24Housing.
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for the following:
Investment in training as well as qualifications for construction workers
To ensure that their funding stream stays strong in maintaining London’s status as a globally competitive city
Mapping of land no longer in use or poor quality land within the metropolitan green belt
Identification of ‘brownspace’ plots of land where small developers can create new housing
Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said;
“London’s success cannot be taken for granted. Alongside rising cost pressures for many London businesses, the City’s growing population is putting the capital’s critical economic infrastructure under unprecedented pressure.
“Steps must be taken during the next parliament to strengthen the capital’s economic foundations and, by doing so, its ability to thrive in a post-Brexit world.”
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