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New technologies are set to revolutionise UK construction sites and solve the skills shortage crisis. Confusion about Brexit is causing problems for the construction industry, mainly because no one is sure what will happen next. Of particular concern has been the reduction in immigration from Eastern Europe, leading to a drop in the number of bricklayers and skilled tradesmen available for UK projects. FEWER PEOPLE, GREATER RISKS. With fewer workers available, many commentators are concerned that projects are under-manned. So although nothing is changing in terms of health and safety law immediately after Brexit, there are suggestions that construction sites operate with fewer people than is required to maintain compliance. Full story

18 October