Friday, 19 May 2017

What Happens for Aussie / Kiwis if the Tories are Re-Elected

New Zealanders and Australians have flocked to the UK seeking work in the last year. There are more Australian and New Zealand-born workers in the UK labour force than at any time in the last 20 years, according to new figures.

In the first quarter of 2017, there were 157,000 Australian and New Zealand-born workers in the UK Labour market. This was 31,000 more than at the same time in 2016, and beat the previous record of 150,000 in the first quarter of 2005. It is the highest number since the ONS data series began in 1997, when the figure was 78,000.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

UK Construction Market Update - April

The ONS have released their Construction Output in Great Britain: March 2017 and January to March 2017 figures, showing that construction grew for the 5th consecutive period on a 3 month on 3 month basis, rising by 0.2% for Q1 2017. Supporting this positive view the Glenigan Index April 2017 shows the value of work starting on site in the 3 months to April was 6% higher than during the same period a year ago, offsetting earlier weakness at the end of 2016.