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Construction output records highest monthly growth since September 2020
Kelly Boorman

12 May 2021

Construction output grew by 5.8 per cent in March 2021 over February, with strong growth in both new work (6.7 per cent) and repair & maintenance (4.4 per cent). Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the level of construction output in March 2021 was £14,251m – the highest since September 2019 when it was £14,381m.

Building the Future
Kelly Boorman

07 May 2021

The construction sector is central to our post-lockdown economic recovery. Challenges such as uncertain pipelines, supply chain disruption and a changing workforce must be overcome for the sector to grow. Are you ready to Build the Future?

Improving efficiency in construction - protecting operations and minimising costs
Kelly Boorman

04 November 2020

When formulating a construction project, it’s important to consider the operational and cost efficiencies. Here’s what you should be thinking about.

Managing risk – Knowing your supply chain
Kelly Boorman

04 November 2020

Construction supply chain management is an important element of your construction organisation. We give you tips on knowing your supply chain.

Practical steps and Government reliefs for the construction sector
Kelly Boorman

27 March 2020

We provide practical steps that your construction business can be taking in the midst of the coronavirus health crisis.

Brexit? What Brexit?
Kelly Boorman

12 March 2019

Amid despairing businesses up and down the UK, the construction sector appears to be relishing the opportunities that Brexit might bring.

Construction sector most optimistic about Brexit impact, survey finds
Kelly Boorman

29 June 2018

Middle market construction businesses are the most upbeat about the impact of Brexit on their business and the UK economy, according to the latest YouGov survey commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

New figures raise fears of skills gap timebomb in construction sector
Kelly Boorman

20 June 2018

New figures published by the Office of National Statistics have underlined fears of a skills gap timebomb in the UK construction sector. The report, which examined the make-up of the UK construction workforce, found clear evidence that the workforce is ageing. In the 20-year period to 2011, there was a 13 per cent increase in the numbers of construction workers aged 45 years and over.

New build completions up 16 per cent but government target remains challenging
Kelly Boorman

23 March 2018

New figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show an encouraging 16 per cent year-on-year rise in new build dwelling completions in 2017 but the numbers fall well short of the government’s target of 300,000 by the mid-2020s.

Brexit confidence soars in construction
Kelly Boorman

15 January 2018

The construction industry shows newfound optimism about Brexit. Alongside manufacturers, construction firms are the most optimistic about the impact of Brexit on their business prospects over the next five years.