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CPA Welcomes BDO LLP as new Associate

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has joined the CPA as a new Associate Member. BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Its clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

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Construction Output sees Sharpest Fall on Record from Covid-19

Total construction output in Great Britain is expected to fall by 25% during 2020, according to the Construction Products Association. The anticipated decline in output is one of three scenarios for construction output examined by the CPA. Even under this most optimistic of scenarios, the country’s construction activity would suffer its sharpest fall ever recorded.

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CPA Coronavirus Update

The CPA is being asked by a number of government departments, members, industry colleagues and media about the impact of the Coronavirus on our industry. The CPA’s economics team is assessing the key issues for the UK economy and construction and a ‘live’ briefing paper is available for CPA members.

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Construction Product Manufacturing: Caution Remains for 2020

The Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey for 2019 Q4 reports that 43% of heavy side manufacturers each reported a rise or fall in sales compared to Q3. Heavy side products are typically used in the early, structural stages of construction. Sales of light side products, typically used in the later stages of building, were reported to have either increased or decreased by 36% of manufacturers.

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Joint industry letter on Immigration

The CPA joined other major trade bodies calling on The Home Secretary to work with industry in designing a new immigration system to encourage growth across the UK.

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