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A Post-Brexit Talent Gap Could Threaten U.K. Public-Sector Infrastructure Projects

A talent storm's brewing. Around 1 million European Union citizens currently working in the United Kingdom might move elsewhere because of Brexit—shrinking the national workforce by more than 3 percent, according to a 2017 KPMG survey. That doesn't bode well for the country's crowded pipeline of infrastructure projects and programs. An estimated £600 billion worth of such public- and private-sector projects are planned for the U.K. through 2027, according to a government report.
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