Saturday, July 12, 2008
Rule of thumb; 1 house = 1 job
Roger Humber, strategic policy adviser to the House Builders Association, said: "We have always said one house equals one job, in that all the components - like the plumber doing half a day and the electrician - add up to one person per house. This year we have about 80,000 homes coming in rather than 180,000 last year, so that is 100,000 jobs lost. It is the crudest rule of thumb we can apply."