The housing crisis may deepen – here's one key reason why


Stark warning issued

The housing crisis may deepen due to post-Brexit immigration controls, according to a property body. 

The British Property Federation (BPF), which represents developers, investors and others in the sector, said access to talent following the divorce is the most pressing concern for property firms.

BPF chief executive Melanie Leech said: “Talent is a critical issue to sort and, in our sector, it’s construction skills.

“There are a huge number of workers coming from within and outside the EU currently and, if we’re going to have a really ambitious house-building programme and we’re going to build the business infrastructure we need for the 21st century, we have to make sure we can staff the construction industry.”