9:29am Friday 4th May 2012
THE strategic manager of the CITB Construction Skills is right when he says we must build our way out of recession (Letters, April 27).
The problem is that over the past 15 years, excessive regulations and burdens have been heaped on builders to the point where it is no longer worthwhile to undertake speculative projects.
The demands and expectations placed on builders have become ridiculous. The potential rewards are minimal but the financial risks are enormous. That is why so many of them, like myself, have put away the tools indefinitely.
John Jones, Ex-house builder, Sand Hutton Manor, York.
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