House building creates 100,000 jobs in England

House building creates 100,000 jobs in England

A new report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) indicates over 100,000 new jobs were created in England last year as a result of the big increase in house building.

Analysis by the Home Builders Federation shows that the house building industry is now supporting around 667,000 jobs, and details how local economies the length and breadth of the country are benefitting from the thousands of additional homes now being built.

Building Communities, Boosting Employment’ notes that housebuilding in London now employs over 100,000 people and outside of London, Greater Manchester saw the biggest increase in house building employment with an additional 5,418 people recruited last year.

Across the North and the Midlands employment in house building also rose. North Yorkshire experienced the biggest proportional growth with employment numbers doubling, and house building activity in the West Midlands saw 27,907 jobs supported by the sector.

Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman of the HBF, said; “The house building industry has increased its output at the steepest rate for decades. Delivering the high quality homes we desperately need is also providing a huge boost to economies across the country. The industry is recruiting and training tens of thousands of new people to ensure it can continue to deliver significant sustainable increases in supply and provide the high quality homes the country needs.”

The HBF report , ‘Building Communities, Boosting Employment’, is available here.

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