Major building projects and 20,000 construction jobs at risk if UK loses access to single market, report warns

Nearly 200,000 construction jobs could be lost if Brexit stops Britain’s access to the single market, a report warns on Wednesday.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) warns that some of country’s biggest projects could be threatened by such a huge loss of workers.

Around 8% of construction workers in this country are EU nationals and the RICS warns that the industry is already in the grip of a skills crisis.

Jeremy Blackburn, RICS head of UK policy, said: “These figures reveal that the UK construction industry is currently dependent on thousands of EU workers.

“It is in

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