Statistics published by the Office of National Statistics found that 28% of construction workers in London are from one of the 27 EU countries. With the majority of these workers coming from Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia and Latvia.
“This data from the ONS should send a shiver down the spine of the government. We face the prospect of new homes, schools, hospitals and colleges not being built.
“Housebuilding is heavily reliant on skilled EU labour. Although tens of thousands of UK-born workers have been recruited and trained in recent years, training more workers takes time and would not be enough to meet demand. Brexit could turn a housing crisis into a national disaster.”
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