A report published today warns energy prices and uncertainty over Tony Blair's departure could damage growth

Growth in the construction industry has been boosted by booming property markets but, according to a report published today by RICS, there are doubts over long-term stability.

The RICS identifies high energy prices and uncertainty over the prime minister Tony Blair's departure from number 10 as factors that could damage future growth.

The report, based on a survey of chartered surveyors, found that many expressed concern about Tony Blair's exit strategy and its effect on the economy.