Brexit: 200,000 construction jobs at risk if UK loses EU single market access

Almost 200,000 construction jobs could be slashed if Britain loses access to the European single market, jeopardising half a billion pounds worth of infrastructure projects and dealing a sharp blow to major UK cities’ global competitiveness, according to a study.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in a report published Wednesday said that 8 per cent of the UK’s construction workers are EU nationals, accounting for some 176,500 individuals.

Almost a third of construction professionals surveyed by the professional standards group for the study said that hiring non-UK workers was important to the success of their businesses, but access to

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