Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Skills shortage

Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities are struggling to fill vacancies in their construction departments.

A survey by the Association for Public Service Excellence found that electricians and plumbers were in shortest supply, followed by carpenters and heating engineers.