CSN Industry Outlook 2022 - 2026

Over a quarter of a million extra construction workers may be needed by 2026, according to the latest Construction Skills Network (CSN) report. The report provides insights into the UK construction economy and its future labour needs.

The data it produces highlights forecasted trends and how the industry is expected to change year-on-year, allowing governments and businesses to understand the current climate and plan for the future.

Looking at the next five years, the report released on Tuesday 14 June 2022, acknowledges the substantial recruitment and training challenges facing industry.

The annual recruitment requirement in the Southwest of 3.6% per year is above the UK average of 2% and means an extra 41950 workers will be needed between 2022 and 2026. This will include skills for a modernised industry: Net Zero, digitalisation and smart construction.

To find out more detail of how this translates to the Southwest please download the PDF here: southwest-lmi-final.pdf