Market Features

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    Cost update Q1 2018

    2018-06-15T06:00:00Z

    Costs continue to rise steadily, as a result of ongoing domestic demand for materials and labour

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    Market forecast: On the slide?

    2018-05-18T11:37:00Z

    Brexit looms ever larger, with no answers as yet, while output continues a gradual decline and firms struggle to turn rising input cost pressures into higher market selling prices

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    Cost update Q4 2017

    2018-03-19T06:30:00Z

    Price pressures continue to be caused by weak productivity aggravated by Brexit negotiations, while exchange rates improved as the Bank of England prepared to raise interest rates.

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    Market forecast: Maintaining margins

    2018-02-14T06:30:00Z

    Technically the construction industry is in a recession, but many firms continue to report stable activity levels for now

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    Market review: Falling forecasts

    2018-01-31T06:30:00Z

    Declines in productivity and real wages, along with the uncertainty around Brexit, are driving down growth forecasts. But only one economic sector actually shrank in Q3 2017 - construction

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    Market review: Infrastructure steps up

    2018-01-05T07:00:00Z

    The Budget delivered more cash for infrastructure – which accounted for the biggest share of new contracts in November – but forecasts were downgraded

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    Cost update Q3 2017

    2017-12-07T07:00:00Z

    Price pressures continue to be caused by weak productivity aggravated by Brexit negotiations, while exchange rates improved as the Bank of England prepared to raise interest rates.

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    Market review: Portents of decline

    2017-11-30T07:00:00Z

    Its second consecutive quarter of falling output puts the construction sector technically into recession – while the rest of the economy is growing slowly

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    Cladding sector: Think you've got it covered?

    2017-11-24T07:00:00Z

    Several cladding firms may have fallen in recent years, but the collapse of Lakesmere this month came as a shock. If this can happen to the biggest firm in the sector – one seemingly in robust health – how worried should the others be?

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    Market forecast: Holding steady?

    2017-11-16T06:00:00Z

    Technically the construction industry is in a recession, but many firms continue to report stable activity levels for now