Construction sector shrunk 10% since coalition came to power
89,000 jobs in the construction industry have disappeared since the Government came to power and the sector has shrunk by 10%, according to a new study.
Research by the TUC found that cuts to publicly-funded projects were the main reason for the slump, which has led output to be at its lowest level since 1998.
The coalition has reduced support for public construction works by over 27%, while spending on school, hospital and transport building projects has been slashed by over 37%, said the union organisation.
Source; London Evening Standard,