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Construction sector could create 180,000 jobs in next five years

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 12:18 -- nick

The UK construction industry could create 182,000 jobs over the next five years with new homes pushing demand.

The government's Help to Buy scheme has been increasing house prices, hurting those on low incomes, but it means more homes will be built.

Only 108,000 were completed last year, but both main parties want to accelerate this to ensure more than 200,000 are finished each year.

The new jobs will take the total working in the industry to 2.588 million, still well below the pre-recession peak of 2.863 million.

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