Just attended a seminar where a pile of SMEs (a mix of construction contractors, electricians, plumbers, gasfitters, insulation installers ect) with core business models based on providing services to Social Housing were informed funding for renovation, reactive repairs, newbuild and re-generation programs will in the near future "fall off a cliff".
Have only been in work from March and have been told I'll be chopped by October. Prior to getting this job I was forced to make do with a number of short term consultancy gigs and a part time job as one of the UK's best qualified part time shit shovelers (ok stable lad).
I've attended university, obtained post grad and a number of professional qualifications, worked self employed for a pittance, travelled to obtain work, accepted a cut in salary and been very flexible with regards to tasks I've been prepared to do and hours I'm prepared to work.
I've had enough. My house is paid for as are both my cars. I can give up and let you lot support me. Hope no-one grudges this but then again if you do.... tough.
PS. Reason I haven't been on the site isn't a reflection of the site or new members but due to the fact I've been so knackered after work and the ridiculous amount of travelling I'm doing I haven't the energy to post. That, and the fact it could be years before I can think about a new car and I'm spending so much time driving I'm sick of it I've pretty much lost interest in car related matters.