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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

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 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

ONS: Output up over three month series but down month-on-month

New output figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have painted a mixed picture for the UK construction sector.

Published 10 June 2019