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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

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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.

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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...

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