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UK construction shrinks in wake of Brexit

10 November 2016 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - 2 Comments

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UK construction has slipped away post Brexit with new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown a rocky path for the industry, with output falling by 1.1 per cent in the third quarter compared with a 0.1 per cent fall in the quarter before. This is the first quarterly estimate for construction output covering […]

Contractors report shortages of bricklayers, carpenters and plasterers

6 November 2016 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Contractors report shortages of bricklayers, carpenters and plasterers

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The Construction Product Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that the construction industry grew for a fourteenth consecutive quarter in Q3 but the rising cost of materials post Brexit is putting pressure on main contractors  and trades men are particularly difficult to recruit. Rebecca Larkin, Senior Economist at the CPA, said, “Following the […]

Construction hits seven month high in October

1 November 2016 - Booming construction, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Construction hits seven month high in October

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With all of the talk of Brexit and possible recession  the UK’s construction industry particularly housing building has shown a “solid” rise after construction activity hit a seven-month high in October, but firms were hit by Brexit uncertainty and soaring costs from the falling pound, according to a report released today by Markit/CIPS UK Construction […]

Construction output returns to growth in October

13 December 2015 - Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Construction output returns to growth in October

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UK construction output returned to growth in October, expanding by 0.2% compared with September, official figures show. Although it was not quite as much as the 1% growth that economists had anticipated, the signs are positive for the final months of the year following a decline in the third quarter. The figures are even more […]

Bouygues has signed the UK’s biggest ever building contract

17 September 2015 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Bouygues has signed the UK’s biggest ever building contract

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French contractor Bouygues has signed the UK’s biggest ever building contract to deliver phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. Despite submitting the highest price bid it beat rival shortlisted bidder Balfour Beatty for the complex residential job, which will consist of 1,305 Gehry and Foster + Partners designed homes. The final construction contract will […]

Construction projects rise by 30% according to Barbour ABI

16 September 2015 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Construction projects rise by 30% according to Barbour ABI

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Many construction projects have been put on hold and according to Barbour ABI the value of projects is up 30% in the past 12 months, new data has revealed, despite a resurgent construction industry. Barbour ABI for who have compiled the data for Building magazine, appears to show that in the 12 months from September 2014 to August […]

The only way is up for the construction industry

23 August 2015 - Construction output - admin - Comments Off on The only way is up for the construction industry

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Fresh data from the Construction Products Association indicates that construction can look forward to 22% of output growth up to 2019, amounting to an extra £27bn of spending. The upward housing shortage will continue to feed growth at nearly twice present annual inflation and strong annual 10% rises in infrastructure output and government spending across the […]

Two thirds of builders turning away work

18 August 2015 - Booming construction, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Two thirds of builders turning away work

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Skills shortage leads to 66% of small and medium size building companies turning away work due to lack of skills. The latest survey from the Federation of Master Builders also revealed that almost half of firms have been forced to outsource work to third parties rather than leave projects unfinished. A lack of apprenticeships is […]

Construction skills shortages intensify with no signs of slowing

7 August 2015 - Booming construction, Construction output, Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on Construction skills shortages intensify with no signs of slowing

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A new report from the Recruitment and Employment federation and KPMG highlights the skills shortages in the construction industry with many firms being held back staffing problems. Engineering employees were the most sought-after type of permanent staff in July, closely followed by Construction workers this also showed construction in joint-first place out of nine industries in […]


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