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16 Oct 2019

Construction Product Manufacturing Begins to Feel the Headwinds

The construction products manufacturing sector began to feel the impacts of the broader weakness in economic growth and a diminishing pipeline of construction activity in Q3, with heavy side manufacturers reporting a fall in sales and a slowdown in hiring during the quarter.

By Matt McKeown

14 Oct 2019

Brexit and Infrastructure Uncertainty Hinder Construction Prospects

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) Autumn Forecasts for construction output growth in 2020 and 2021 have been downgraded from 1.0% and 1.4% to 0.5% and 0.9% respectively from its summer forecasts. The downgrade reflects uncertainty around Brexit and major infrastructure delivery, most notably delays and cost overruns with Hinkley Point C and the Review into HS2.

By Matt McKeown

9 Aug 2019

Construction and fire industries set out sweeping proposals to raise competence and make buildings safer

A radical and wide-ranging set of measures to improve the competence of those who design, construct, inspect, maintain and operate higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) and make them safer for the public has been set out today by a cross-industries group backed by Government, the Industry Safety Steering Group and Dame Judith Hackitt.

By Matt McKeown

9 Aug 2019

The UK construction industry’s preparations for Brexit and the potential impact of a ‘No Deal’

Our joint letter to the Prime Minister with The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Build UK, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), and the Federation of Master Builders

By Matt McKeown

9 Aug 2019

Construction Output Contracted in Q2

ONS data published today shows that construction output contracted 1.3% in the second quarter of 2019, reversing the 1.4% growth recorded in Q1 and contributing to a fall in UK GDP, along with the manufacturing sector.

By Matt McKeown

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