20% of EU construction workers considering leaving UK after Brexit

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » 20% of EU construction workers considering leaving UK after Brexit previous nextLand & New Homes20% of EU construction workers considering leaving UK after BrexitHouse builders in the UK are facing a significant skills and workforce shortfall as EU staff and contractors consider moving elsewhere to work.Nigel Lewis11th February 201901,566 Views The UK’s house builders could lose up to a fifth of their workforce after Brexit, a leading recruiter has claimed, dashing the government’s hopes of building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.Global firm Randstad canvassed over 10,500 EU nationals working within the UK construction industry and found that a fifth have considered leaving as industry uncertainty continues over how the UK will leave the European Union.The research also found that nearly 40% of EU construction workers employed in the UK were worried by the downturn in the new homes market that may follow.Randstad claims this is because house builders may incur higher costs if import tariffs are raised; the UK construction sector brings in building materials from outside the UK worth £10 billion every year.Post brexitThe report also claims that as the country gets closer to withdrawing from the EU employers and employees are becoming sceptical of the future health of the industry’s workforce and materials supply.“It’s interesting to discover a disconnect between what the wider population think are key issues for EU nationals working in construction in the UK, and what those individuals actually believe,” says Owen Goodhead, Managing Director of Randstad’s construction recruitment division (left).“Where UK workers believe complications around visas are the main problem driving EU nationals away from the UK construction industry, the reality is that it’s the potential drop in projects and jobs which could cause workers to explore other opportunities.”new homes Randstad Brexit February 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Food in the News

first_imgThe Guardian featured a letter that challenged the notion that rising grain costs has contributed greatly to soaring prices on the shelves. It said: “According to the EU directorate for agriculture, the grain cost within ’bread, cereals and respective products’ fell from 19% in 1970/71 to 4% by 2002/03. It suggests that food prices are more sensitive to cost increases in the other 96% of the retail cost of bread. The non-cereal cost components include energy-intensive food processing, packaging and transport.”A study by the Reserve Bank of Kansas City suggested that the price of oil – predicted to rise to $150-200 by some analysts – has 10 times the impact on food prices than the cost of cereals. Prices for oil have nearly doubled since last year, hitting a new high in May when traders paid US$135.09 a barrel, reported Reuters.Retailers in the 15 euro-zone nations saw year-on-year sales in April drop sharply, according to the EU’s Statistics Agency. The soaring cost of transport, heating, dairy products and bread pushed euro-zone inflation to a record high in May. Significantly less food and drink was sold than a year ago ? with sales down 3.4%. Bread prices went up by more than a tenth.last_img read more

Grateful Dead Announces ‘Aoxomoxoa’ 50th Anniversary Reissue Featuring Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

first_imgThe Grateful Dead has announced a 50th anniversary reissue of their 1969 album, Aoxomoxoa, due out on June 7th via Rhino.The forthcoming reissue, coming almost 50 years to the day of Aoxomoxoa‘s original release, includes a newly remastered version of the original LP and a remastered version of the band-produced mix the Grateful Dead released in 1971. Additionally, the second disc includes previously unreleased live recordings from the Dead’s January 1969 run at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom.“In 1969, for their third album, the Grateful Dead eschewed outside producers and created Aoxomoxoa themselves, beginning a run of self-produced albums that would continue until 1977,” said Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux in a statement. “Scrapping the first sessions, which were recorded to eight-track tape, the Dead now had 16 tracks with which to experiment their psychedelic sound, with an album that included entirely Robert Hunter-penned lyrics for the first time.”The bonus disc of previously unreleased live material includes early gems “Durpee’s Diamond Blues” and “Doin’ That Rag,” as well as the the Dead’s final live performance of “Clementine,” a tune the band began first unveiled in 1968 but never released on a studio album. The Grateful Dead lineup at the time of the 1969 Avalon Ballroom shows was Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Phil Lesh, Tom Constanten, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann.The 50th anniversary version of Aoxomoxoa is available to pre-order and will be released as a two-disc CD set and a limited edition vinyl picture disc.Disc One: Original 1969 Mix & 1971 RemixSt. StephenDupree’s Diamond BluesRosemaryDoin’ That RagMountains Of The MoonChina Cat SunflowerWhat’s Become Of The BabyCosmic CharlieSt. StephenDupree’s Diamond BluesRosemaryDoin’ That RagMountains Of The MoonChina Cat SunflowerWhat’s Become Of The BabyCosmic CharlieDisc Two: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (1/24-26, 1969)New Potato CabooseDupree’s Diamond BluesDoin’ That RagAlligator >Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) >Feedback >And We Bid You GoodnightClementine >Death Don’t Have No MercyView Tracklistlast_img read more

A goodbye and hello

first_imgSince 1981, Robert Healy has served as the city manager of Cambridge. But this fall, the retiring official will bring his decades of experience to Harvard as a distinguished fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government.Elected officials, Harvard leaders, and community members turned out at Loeb House on Tuesday to celebrate Healy’s achievements and years of service. Harvard President Drew Faust said that his dedication and vision helped to propel the city of Cambridge to become the state’s top city in which to live, according to the Boston Globe’s Dreamtown Finder ratings.‪“Bob Healy has spent much of his impressive career bringing people with good ideas together and creating environments in which those ideas could take root and flourish,” said Faust. “All of us in Cambridge and at Harvard have benefited from his strong leadership, and I am delighted that he will be sharing his experience and skills with the members of the University community in the months ahead.”Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics and director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, said he was delighted that Healy would become a fellow because “we have so much to learn” from him.Noting that Healy oversaw the city’s rise to a triple-A bond rating — the highest credit rating from all three Wall Street rating agencies — Glaeser found other numbers from Healy’s tenure compelling as well. Since Healy took office, Glaeser said, the percentage of Cambridge adults with college degrees rose from 43 to 72, and median income, “in real dollars, has gone up by 85 percent.”Since Healy took office, violent crime dropped by 33 percent, property crime decreased by 45 percent, and motor vehicle theft dropped by more than 85 percent.“If we think back to 1981, this was a radically different city,” Glaeser said, noting that the transformation was astonishing. “We know what happens when government fails, when police fail, when a fiscal situation deteriorates. That future could have been Cambridge’s future, and it could have been if not for some of the people in this room, especially Bob Healy.”Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis said that while she had spent the last three weeks celebrating the commencements of various schools and colleges in Cambridge, she was particularly moved to congratulate Healy on his own graduation “from the city of Cambridge, and on to Harvard.”“The affordable housing empire that we’ve built in Cambridge, the diversity that we treasure so much, our social causes and our libraries — Bob, you led us and brought us together,” Davis said. “We thank you so much for all your hard work and for always encouraging us to work together.”Introducing his longtime colleague, Richard Rossi said that in addition to “calling [Healy] ‘professor’ for years,” he thought that Healy was a true master both of vision and collaboration.“The mark of a great manager is being able to pluck the right people to lead missions and make those improvements,” said Rossi, the deputy city manager who will succeed Healy. “Bob had patience, he fought for what he thought was right, and this city is in the best possible shape as a result.”Kevin Casey, associate vice president for Harvard Public Affairs & Communications, lauded Healy’s ability to get people and institutions to work together. “Building a strong community requires people who believe in it, and who understand the importance of the intersections between institutions, economic development, jobs, and government, and how those intersections can serve to improve lives on the street level. Bob is a wonderful example of that.”Taking the podium after a two-minute standing ovation, Healy said the night was “not a farewell,” but “a chance to move forward.” He observed that in his career he had seen four presidents come and go from both Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and that working successfully with those institutions, as well as all levels of government, was what made Cambridge such a successful and livable city.“Local government is where the action is,” he said. “It’s where strong leadership can make things happen. But it is hard, hard work. To achieve it, you need partnerships in a community: partnerships with the great institutions, such as Harvard and MIT, that Cambridge is lucky enough to have. Their presence is an incredible benefit to our community.“This is a great city to work in, and a great city to live in,” he said. “I hope I contributed to the good work, and that I can continue to contribute to it.”last_img read more

University announces surveillance testing, incident report form in update to faculty, staff

first_imgOn Tuesday, University provost Marie Lynn Miranda and executive vice president Shannon Cullinan wrote to Notre Dame faculty and staff in an email to provide updates on the COVID response units (CRU), surveillance testing and incident reporting.The email reported that the CRU is now fully operational. The daily health check is now providing guidance to students who are experiencing any of the “big three” COVID symptoms — fever above 100.4 degrees, shortness of breath or loss of sense of taste or smell — to contact University Health Services. Students who test positive will be isolated and contact tracing will find individuals who need to be quarantined.“To date, the contact tracing team has been able to connect with close contacts quickly,” the email said.As a follow-up to the pre-matriculation testing all students received before returning, the email said that over the next three to four weeks, groups of students and smaller groups of faculty and staff will be randomly tested due to the known pattern of asymptomatic individuals. According to the email, the University will assess this testing and local rates of COVID-19 to determine if broader testing is necessary.“Depending on the outcome of these rounds of testing, and the status of case rates in St. Joseph County and other key indicators, we may test all students once again as well as a concentration of faculty/staff regularly coming to campus,” the email said.Testing results will be posted on the “HERE” dashboard, which is officially live as of Tuesday, the email said.In addition, the email announced the creation of a COVID incident report form that is available for all staff, faculty and students to use to ensure that the entire community is following health and safety protocols.“Each of us is likely to witness violations of health and safety protocols on campus. And each of us has a duty to politely address these issues and support one another. Students are looking to each of us to set an example of resilience and leadership—and we know you will provide it,” the email said.Tags: covid response team, COVID-19, Here, surveillance testinglast_img read more

B’way Grosses: Shuffle Along Reached Full Houses for Final Week

first_imgBrandon Victor Dixon & Audra McDonald(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre on July 24. While its closing announcement last month was abrupt, the house was not short of enthusiasts to send it off. The new musical conceptualized by George C. Wolfe and starring Audra McDonald played to Standing Room Only in its final week, reaching 101.25% capacity. The show took in a slightly higher gross than in recent weeks ($865,912), but with a small house and a lower average ticket price compared to other big musicals, it did not appear in the front runners by gross. Instead, usual suspects The Lion King, Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon filled the top five spots.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 24:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,310,911)2. Hamilton ($2,046,711)3. Wicked ($1,896,987)4. Aladdin ($1,737,722)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,347,238)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Motown the Musical ($484,333)4. Fully Committed ($471,574)3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($433,660)2. Fun Home ($368,324)1. An Act of God ($285,827)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.52%)*2. Hamilton (101.76%)*3. Shuffle Along (101.25%)4. Waitress (99.67%)5. The Humans(99.37%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. An Act of God (68.43%)*4. Jersey Boys (64.98%)3. On Your Feet! (63.51%)2. Kinky Boots (62.77%)1. An American in Paris (62.27%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

Champlain College names endowed chair for Perry

first_imgChamplain names endowed chair for PerryChamplain College trustees have announced the creation of the College’s first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College’s successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.The news came at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 22, when Champlain College trustees announced the Power of Three campaign has already raised $15 million, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign.Trustees and friends of Champlain College have been quietly raising funds for this special honor for President Perry, and they surprised him with the news at the Annual Meeting. They have already funded $800,000 toward the $1 million goal for the endowed chair.Before retiring in June 2005, Perry will choose the academic focus of the endowed chair. Perry has served as president of Champlain College for nearly 13 years.last_img read more

20% of financial institutions are missing out on this major feature

first_img continue reading » The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston conducted studies earlier this year that produced shocking results. After polling 565 financial institutions, it was revealed that 20% do not offer mobile banking. 14% of respondents also noted that they have no intention of offering mobile banking any time soon. In a world that’s so focused on mobile, it may come as a surprise that some banks and credit unions are so uninterested in offering mobile banking solutions. Here are 3 reason why digital banking is worth the investment.Return on InvestmentIn-branch visits to financial institutions are down and the use of mobile banking is up. Not only do members benefit from the convenience of mobile banking, but credit unions have some coins to gain as well. Mobile banking cuts down on expenses such as staffing, ATM transactions, and other operational costs. According to a study by Deloitte, mobile transactions are expected to cost 50 times less than in-branch transactions and 10 times less than ATM transactions. Mobile banking also promotes member engagement, which helps to generate revenue and reduce attrition, thus increasing ROI. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

In August, most tourists come from Germany, Croatia and Slovenia

first_imgPhoto: Solana Nin Germany remains our main emitting market Gledajući po destinacijama, u dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza najviše je dolazaka ostvareno u Rovinju, Poreču, Splitu, Medulinu, Crikvenici, Dubrovniku, Umagu, Zadru, Puli i Novalji. U dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza najviše je turističkih dolazaka ostvareno s tržišta Njemačke, njih oko 392 tisuće što u odnosu na isto razdoblje lani predstavlja rast od 1 posto. Prema prvim preliminarnim podacima sustava eVisitor, koji sadrži turistički promet ostvaren u komercijalnom i nekomercijalnom segmentu te nautičkom charteru, u Hrvatskoj je u dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza (od 1. do 16. kolovoza) ostvareno oko 1,8 milijun dolazaka i 12,9 milijuna noćenja, što je gotovo 70 posto lanjskog rezultata ostvarenog u istom razdoblju u pogledu pokazatelja turističkih noćenja.center_img The highest number of overnight stays in the same period was realized in Istria (3,2 million overnight stays), Kvarner (2,6 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia (2,4 million overnight stays), Zadar (2,3 million overnight stays), Šibenik-Dalmatia Knin (1 million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (716 thousand) and Lika-Senj County (475 thousand).   During the last weekend (from 14 to 16 August), more than 312 thousand arrivals and almost 2,2 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Zatim slijedi domaće tržište s kojeg je ostvareno 294 tisuće dolazaka što predstavlja rast od 22 posto u odnosu na isti period lani, tržište Slovenije s kojeg je ostvarena 221 tisuća dolazaka, što predstavlja rast od 6 posto te tržište Poljske s kojeg je ostvareno 193 tisuće dolazaka što predstavlja rast od 9 posto u odnosu na isto razdoblje lani. Nakon Poljske slijedi Češka sa 111 tisuća dolazaka (94% lanjskog rezultata) te Austrija sa približno 97 tisuća dolazaka (55% lanjskog rezultata).last_img read more

An important branch of Croatian tourism on the verge of collapse: Occasional carriers on St. Mark’s Square

first_imgAfter numerous meetings and many letters, the Government and the relevant ministries do not want to help the sector of occasional passenger transport, so today they point out the problem to all MPs because this important branch of tourism is on the verge of collapse. They hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads, point out the Association of Voices of Entrepreneurs. Urgent grant award from European Union funds,Continuation of measures for preservation of jobs (HRK 4.000,00 + contributions),Ensure a moratorium on leases and loans for a minimum of one year with adequate interest for a shorter period (current interest on deferred principal is currently 18-35%),Accelerated procedure for obtaining liquidity funds from HAMAG BICRO and HBOR.  Povremeni prijevoz predstavlja neizostavni segment turizma i povezan je uz  obrazovanje (organizirani školski izleti, ekskurzije i svakodnevni prijevoz učenika na nastavu), sport (prijevoz sportskih klubova i navijača) i kulturu (prijevoz KUD-ova, zborova, plesnih skupina i sl.). Ističemo kako je ovaj sektor sastavni dio Ministarstva mora, prometa i infrastrukture koji je do pandemije koronavirusa poslovao samostalno te održivo – bez ikakvih državnih subvencija. Važno je istaknuti da se sektor povremenog prijevoza putnika sastoji od 2.000 tvrtki s više od 20.000 zaposlenih i više tisuća vozila visoke turističke klase (autobusi, minibusevi i kombi vozila).  A proposal for a concrete solution with leasing companies was submitted to the Government and line ministries in July, but the UGP points out that they have received an answer that the Government and the competent ministries simply do not want to help. We remind you that the occasional transport sector has a 95-98% drop in revenues and they become illiquid with foreclosures waiting for them after the legal activation period that is just around the corner. Photo: Pexels.comcenter_img The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association and members of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative have been warning for months about the inadmissible attitude of leasing companies towards clients and the key problems faced by entrepreneurs engaged in occasional passenger transport. After meetings with the competent ministries, a multitude of letters, as well as the submission of the required documentation, which was supported by other professional groups, all agreements were suspended. Occasional carriers are left to perish. “Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this sector created exclusively added value and significantly influenced the filling of the state budget. An urgent grant is now needed in amounts sufficient to cover all of the company’s costs by the start of the 2021 tourist season. We must point out that almost all EU member states in this sector have awarded grants that are sufficient to cover operating costs. We believe that these countries are behind their entrepreneurs, taxpayers and workers because they know that saving industries means a faster way out of any crisis. Croatia did not do that. And next tourist season, passengers will no longer have anyone to transport because this important tourist branch will fail by then!”States from UGP. UGP’s proposals were as follows: That is why the carriers are pointing out their problems to the MPs on St. Mark’s Square today, and they hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads.last_img read more