Construction Products Association



Exclusive: Scottish construction hit by unprecedented perfect storm of soaring costs, material shortages and lack of labour 

Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Published 4 May 2021

Construction Innovation Hub unveils Design Standards Board appointments

Household names from the world of construction will help develop the standards for a new ‘kit of parts’ which will be used to create the next generation of government projects like schools, hospitals and prisons.

Published 24 October 2019

Construction bodies lobby Treasury over reverse VAT charges

Fifteen UK construction bodies have written to the UK Government to share serious concerns regarding the implementation of reverse VAT charges and have called for a delay in implementing the new rules.

Published 9 August 2019

Major trade bodies warn against Brexit ‘cliff edge’ for EU construction workers

The construction sector has come together to warn the UK government of the dangers of the industry facing a ‘cliff edge’ regarding access to EU workers.

Published 29 November 2017

Rising costs means mixed start to 2017 for construction industry

SME builders, civil engineering firms, product manufacturers and specialist contractors have all reported a strong start to 2017 with increases in sales, output and workloads in Q1 driven by increased demand, according to a new survey.

Published 8 May 2017

Pessimism dominates construction outlook despite 13th consecutive quarter of growth

A thirteenth consecutive quarter increase in the sale of construction products has did little to quash growing pessimism about prospects for the coming year ahead.

Published 8 July 2016

Construction Products Association chairman reveals three strategic objectives

Construction Products Association chairman John Sinfield used the CPA’s annual Spring Lunch yesterday to outline the Association’s three strategic objectives for 2016 and unveil a new logo.

Published 20 April 2016

Construction sector growth continues but skills concerns remain

Activity in the UK construction sector rose for the eleventh consecutive quarter in Q4 led by growth across almost all areas of the industry though recruitment and labour problems persisted, according to new figures.

Published 17 February 2016

Report signals continued signs of UK construction growth but risks intensify

Growth estimates for the UK construction industry have been downgraded because of slower economic growth.

Published 8 February 2016

Construction enjoys ninth straight quarter of growth

The UK construction industry has enjoyed its ninth straight quarter of growth although skills shortages remain a key concern, according to a new report.

Published 10 August 2015

Construction industry positive despite drop in output statistics

Figures from the construction industry have remained upbeat regarding the sector’s future despite statistics pointing to a downturn in output.

Published 15 June 2015

UK construction sector rebounds in March

Britain’s construction sector bounced back in March, suggesting that the sector is reviving after a slow start to 2015.

Published 19 May 2015

Construction industry reports eighth straight quarter of growth

Firms across the construction industry reported an eighth consecutive quarter of growth in activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Construction Trade Survey.

Published 13 May 2015

Construction output set for 18 per cent jump in three years

Construction output is forecast to increase 5.3 per cent in 2015 and 17.8 per cent by 2018 according to the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association (CPA).

Published 2 February 2015

Report calls for new ways to encourage investment in UK manufacturing

The UK Government can work better with industry to develop policies that give greater certainty and confidence to industry and encourage investment, innovation and growth, according to a report from the Construction Products Association.

Published 13 November 2014