The ONS have released their Construction output in Great Britain: June 2016 & April to June 2016. Output was estimated to have decreased by 0.9% in June 2016 compared to May 2016. Also output was estimated to have decreased by 10.7% in Q2 2016 compared to Q1 2016 due to downward pressure from decreases in […]

With the drive to build a million homes by 2020 councils may be allowed to build starter homes on green belt. A government consultation has proposed changing the rules to enable councils to “allocate appropriate small-scale sites in the green belt specifically for starter homes”. In a bid for more affordable homes the Government have extended their […]

The ONS have released Sustainable Development Indicators 2015, a report that assesses progress towards a sustainable economy, society and environment. The Inquiry of the Manufacturing Commission into industrial sustainability is seeking submissions on how UK manufacturing can achieve long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability. The CPA are holding a Networking Forum on Energy Efficiency for […]

The ONS has released its latest  construction output figures for September and Quarter 3 2013. These show a steady growth in construction output over the previous two quarters of 2013, with a 1.9% rise in Q2 and a 1.7% rise in Q3, the highest Q3 rise since 2003. The CPA has also published their latest Construction […]

The ONS has released its latest figures for  Construction Output. These figures show that compared to June 2013 output increased in July 2013 by 2.2%, and has also increased by 2% when compared with July 2012. The volume of new orders for Q2 2013 is estimated to be 19.8% higher than in Q1 2013, and has risen by […]

At long last the green shoots of recovery are starting to show, with good news from a number of quarters. We are only seeing very small positive swings but it is in the right direction and will contribute to confidence and a positive attitude, which in turn will encourage further growth. An example of this […]

The ONS released its figures for Output in the Construction Industry May 2013 earlier this month, these figures show that total volume of construction output in May 2013 was 4.8% lower than in May 2012, with zero growth since April 2013. The Construction Products Association’s State of the Trade Survey 2013 Q2 shows that the sales […]

At the start of last year many companies were optimistic about prospects for 2012, but as the months passed that optimism faded as the small growth expected failed to materialise. The latest figures for the UK economy show that we have narrowly avoided a triple dip recession. The economy grew by 0.3% in the first […]

Last night CIMCIG held its annual Chairman’s Debate (Tuesday 9 April 2013); at which a number of leading figures form a panel to discuss a key construction issues, in front of an audience of selected senior executives from the industry. Principal guest was Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Advisor; the panel comprised Brian Berry, Chief Executive […]

The ONS has released figures for New Orders in the Construction Industry. These figures show that in Q4 of 2012 total volume of new orders in the construction industry increased by 3.4%, compared with Q3 of 2012, this applied to all sectors with the exception of Infrastructure. The ONS also released their Outputin the Construction […]