200k build jobs to go in Brexit

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THE build­ing in­dus­try stands to lose more than 200,000 work­ers if there’s a hard Brexit, a re­port warns.

Even a soft exit could cost the sec­tor 135,000 staff, wors­en­ing the coun­try’s skills prob­lem, said con­sul­tancy firm Ar­cadis.

Con­struc­tion heav­ily re­lies on un­skilled or semi-skilled labour, un­like other in­dus­tries, said the re­port.

A spokesman said: “Miss­ing out on over 200,000 peo­ple en­ter­ing the work­force could mean ris­ing costs for much-needed homes.”

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