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Construction output rebounds with 8.2% increase

The UK construction sector continued its tentative post-lockdown recovery with an 8.2% rise in output during May 2020 after the record decline of 40.2% in April.

Published 14 July 2020

Construction rebounds in June as site reopenings gather pace

The phased return of work on construction sites across the UK resulted in a sharp turnaround in the performance of the sector last month with the fastest rise in activity for nearly two years.

Published 6 July 2020

Construction output suffers largest monthly fall since records began

Output in the UK construction sector fell by 40.1% in April compared to the month before, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Published 12 June 2020

Construction sector ‘cautious’ on increased output with further uncertainty on horizon

News of a “breathtaking” acceleration in construction sector output has been tempered by concerns over the impact of poor weather, post-Brexit uncertainty and risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.

Published 11 March 2020

Positive construction figures mask fall in repair and maintenance output

Output in the UK construction sector grew by 2.5% in 2019, compared to 0% growth in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 11 February 2020

Construction begins recovery as optimism hits near two-year high

UK construction firms have reported a boost from receding political uncertainty with business optimism rebounded to its highest since April 2018.

Published 4 February 2020

VAT cut needed to build on construction recovery

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has urged the Chancellor to use the upcoming Budget to slash the rate of VAT on repair and maintenance work and to invest in the construction sector in order to maintain the industry’s recovery.

Published 13 January 2020

Construction output continues decline as new orders crumble

The UK’s construction sector suffered another sharp reduction in construction output last month as political uncertainty and subdued client demand led to a downturn across all three broad categories of activity.

Published 6 January 2020

October sees 2.3% fall in construction output

Construction output recorded its largest monthly fall since January 2018 as it decreased by 2.3% in October 2019.

Published 10 December 2019

Construction pulls off ‘Houdini-like turnaround’

Output in the UK construction sector increased by 0.6% during the third quarter of the year following months of flat or falling figures, the latest Office for National Statistics report has shown.

Published 11 November 2019

ONS: Monthly construction output shows minimal growth

Construction output increased by 0.2% in August compared to the previous month as a rise of 1.1% in repair and maintenance was only slightly offset by a fall in new work of 0.2%.

Published 10 October 2019

Construction output continues long-term decline despite July bounce

Output in the construction sector marginally increased in July compared to the previous month but not enough to arrest the long-term decline, new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have revealed.

Published 9 September 2019

Output contracts for fourth consecutive month as new orders fall at fastest pace for a decade

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the UK Government to bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ after new data found that construction output has contracted for the fourth month in a row and new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.

Published 3 September 2019

Output continues decline as firms err on side of caution

Construction output in the UK decreased by 1.3% in the second quarter of 2019, largely reversing the increase of 1.4% in during January to March, latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.

Published 9 August 2019

Cautious welcome to modest increase in construction output

Output in the UK construction sector increased by 0.6% in the month-on-month all work series in May 2019 but flatlined on a three-month on three-month basis.

Published 10 July 2019