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ANALYSIS: Laying foundations with the construction industry


Accounting for close to 10 per cent of the British economy, the building and construction industry consists of over 250,000 firms employing 2.1 million people. According to the Construction Skills Network, an independent body responsible for tackling the training needs of the UK construction industry, by 2010 this number is expected to increase by 348,000 in order to meet demand for new projects.