Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

Good News

Telegraph: Brickies' pay goes through the roof as Help to Buy kick-starts property market

Actual real good news. Housebuilding seems to be gearing up.

Posted by stillthinking @ 04:45 AM (1638 views)
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1. tiburonsmoke said...

Thank goodness. I was worried for a moment that houses would get more affordable.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 05:36AM Report Comment
 

2. righttoleech said...

No fear of that Sharky........ramping it to infinity.......let it rip and f*** the collateral damage!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 07:25AM Report Comment
 

3. phils said...

"According to the Office for National Statistics, bricklayers last year earned an average of £23,000 with solicitors on £38,756 and police officers on £39,000."

Err, methinks the bricklayers have fiddled their tax returns - more private sector tax dodgers!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 09:43AM Report Comment
 

4. Striebs said...

phils ,

They would have to fiddle their income tax a hell of lot to get near the £60k before overtime that a met police sergeant gets when the value of the pensions benefits is included .

What a surprise that the ONS doesn't include the true or even the fudged for public accounting cost of defined benefits pensions .

Worst thing is that private sector workers still don't have access to a decent scheme . NEST is the result of poli's and civil servants devising schemes for other people that they will never have to use themselves .

Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:49PM Report Comment
 

5. vinrouge said...

"The most skilled bricklayers are now taking home more than £40,000 a year in certain parts of the UK where shortages are acute"

Is that because a bricklayer on less could not afford to live in those parts due to high house prices? There is obviously a "pent up demand" for bricklayers there, hence the high price.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 09:04PM Report Comment
 

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