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UK trains delinquents as homebuilders face worker shortage

Almost a million builders will be needed within 10 years as demand for new homes increases and older staff retire

The availability of subcontractors dropped for the 25th straight month in July, the longest continuous period recorded for more than a decade, a survey by Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply shows.


AS a teenager, Yasar Ugur spent his time hanging around East London streets getting into gang fights. Now, he's up before dawn to work on a construction site after a Berkeley Group Holdings plc project gave him a fresh start.

"This has got a future," said Mr Ugur, who is now