I only ask because I don't believe it is. In particular I'm talking about electricians, gas fitters, landscapers, gardeners and home maintenance companies.
I can understand bricklayers, plasterers etc not getting the work, with no new builds being thought about, but that's the same all over the place. There are existing properties everywhere that need these trades people.
I've had a busy month or so trying to procure certain trades all over the UK and all I get from CORGI registered plumbers is "fully booked, try British Gas", yeah right! People have been turning work down in my experience. It's either that or unreliable contractors who couldn't give a toss about getting the work or not??!! I'm frustrated as the doom mongerers tell you one thing yet real life tells you another!!!!!!
I believe it's all a big conspiracy - If the rich lose their jobs then they have to make the poorer believe life is uncertain too!!!!