Construction skills gap

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Research by the Federation of Master Builders found that two thirds of small builders surveyed had to turn down work for lack of skilled workers, and that there were particular shortages of bricklayers, carpenters and joiners, painters and decorators, and electricians in London. What are you doing to address these skills gaps, so that small builders can play a greater role in building more homes in London?


Answer for Construction skills gap

Answer for Construction skills gap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The joint initiative in place between the London Enterprise Panel and CITB goes some way in tacking a number of the issues raised by the Federation of Master Builders, by offering training, work placements and business support.  But more needs to be done, and officers will be exploring ways of addressing the issue under proposals for a devolved skills system in London which are ongoing with BIS.