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Falling Demand Hits Construction Product Manufacturers’ Sales

The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey for 2023 Q4 showed that manufacturers ended last year with a further fall in construction product sales on both the heavy side and light side – the sixth consecutive quarter of decline for heavy side manufacturers and the second fall for those on the light side.

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CPA to chair new Industry Competence Steering Group

The CPA’s Digital and Policy Manager, Hanna Clarke, has been named as the chair of the Industry Competence Steering Group – a new formal working group under the Industry Competence Committee (ICC) within the Building Safety Regulator. This new Group will continue the work of the Competence Steering Group (CSG) which has published its third and final report - A Higher Bar - Achieving a Competence-led Built Environment.

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Construction Hit By House Building Recession

According to the Construction Products Association’s Winter Forecasts, published today, construction output is forecast to fall by 2.1% this year due to falls in private housing new build and repair, maintenance and improvement (rm&i) - the two largest construction sectors.

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CPA Submits Representation for Spring Budget

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has submitted its representation for the Spring Budget 2024. In our letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, we offered some possible measures with both construction and manufacturing in mind. Our ‘asks’ ahead of the Budget are listed and continue in further detail in our letter.

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