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Construction sector slows as commercial activity drop

August 4, 2017

July 2017 saw construction growth slow to its lowest in almost a year, Markit  CIPS data shows.

Commercial construction work fell at its fastest pace since last years post EU referendum dip. House building was the strongest sector but growth has slowed.

Work volumes contracted due to economic outlook, political uncertainty and firms reluctant to commit to new projects.

This is the first slow down since September when the market began to pick up after Brexit with the  knock on affecting recruitment and employment growth.  With rising construction costs, a decrease in in sub-contractor usage, it comes as no surprise that there may be concerns, with hope that it is merely a blip rather than a downward trend.

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