UK's construction industry risks losing 200,000 EU workers – RICS

LONDON Britain’s construction industry could lose nearly 200,000 workers from European Union countries if the UK fails to keep access to the bloc’s single market, a leading property body said on Wednesday, as it called for help for the sector.

Figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed that 8 percent of the workforce in Britain’s construction sector hail from the EU and RICS said losing them would threaten major infrastructure projects.

The details of Britain’s new immigration system following its departure from the bloc remain unclear.

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