Supply chain issues put strain on output during July

Output in the UK construction sector fell by 1.6% in volume terms in July with the level now below the pre-coronavirus pandemic period, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed today.

Published 10 September 2021

Adverse weather contributes to construction output decline

Construction output fell 0.8% in May 2021 with anecdotal evidence from businesses suggesting the adverse weather conditions being a contributing factor, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 9 July 2021

Construction output suffers first fall since December

Output in the UK construction industry fell 2.0% in April 2021 following a strong 5.8% increase in March, new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today have revealed. New work continues to

Published 11 June 2021

Construction activity recovers to pre-pandemic levels

Output in the UK construction sector has officially recovered from its pandemic-forced plunge with new figures for March showing a 5.8% increase, led mostly by growth in both new work (6.7%) and repair and maintenance (4.4%).

Published 12 May 2021

Construction output records highest monthly growth since September 2020

Output in the UK construction sector has recorded the highest monthly growth in all work since September 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 13 April 2021

ONS construction output figures show return to monthly growth

The construction industry has welcomed a return to upward activity levels following a 2.9% decline in December 2020.

Published 12 March 2021

Average Scottish house price rose by 8.4% over last year

The average house price in Scotland increased by 8.4% over the last year, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 18 February 2021

Construction output continues to reverse lockdown decline

Output in the UK construction sector grew by 17.6% in July 2020 as the industry continued its coronavirus recovery.

Published 11 September 2020

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 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

ONS confirms construction’s pre-virus decline

The UK construction industry suffered a sharp fall in output even before the coronavirus lockdown took hold of the sector, new data published today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

Published 9 April 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

Scotland driving increase in public sector new housing

Scotland accounted for 18% of the increase in public sector new housing output across Great Britain in 2019, according to official figures.

Published 30 January 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