ONS figures published today show that construction output increased 2.9% month-on-month in May. This was the fastest monthly growth rate in two years, reflecting an uptick in activity following adverse weather conditions during the first quarter.
On 27 June 2018, Peter Caplehorn, CPA Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, was invited by the House of Commons Select Committee for Housing, Communities and Local Government to provide oral evidence at a session focusing on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
ONS figures published today show that construction output increased 0.5% month-on-month in April. Output was, however, 3.3% lower compared to April 2017, and on a rolling three-month basis contracted by 3.4%, the largest fall since August 2012. Alongside this, new orders in Q1 fell 4.6% quarter-on-quarter and 6.6% in annual terms.