UK construction growth set to flatline in 2018

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Carillion and the ‘Beast from the East’ to blame, says Construction Products Association

The double whammy of Carillion’s collapse in January and bad weather sweeping across the UK in February and March will likely result in zero growth for the domestic construction industry this year, according to a new report.

Describing the start to 2018 as “inauspicious”, the latest industry forecast from the Construction Products Association (CPA) said the second quarter was likely to see an upturn in activity but much would depend on how Carillion’s liquidation hit sub-contractors and suppliers throughout the supply chain.

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