One of the recommendations was a levy tax on businesses who buy construction work in a way that doesn’t support industry innovation or skills development. Clients could face paying a suggested levy equal to 0.5% of a scheme’s construction cost but would avoid paying this tax completely by commissioning construction in a more responsible way.
“With digital technology advancements pushing ahead in almost every other industry and with the construction labour pool coming under serious pressure, the time has come for action.”
The final conclusions of the report expressed the need for innovation, making the work less labour intensive and more attractive to new entrants. Without the innovation it stated that there was a real danger of the construction sector “going into an inexorable decline over the next few years”. The goals of the report are to ensure that all involved consider their role in safeguarding the Construction Industries long term health.