Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics

Steven Simpson, managing director of Cruden Homes (East) Ltd.

Output in the UK construction sector has continued to fall despite a slight increase last month.

Figures published this week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that although this month’s figures have seen a rise in output by 0.4% and a 1.1% rise in new work respectively, the three-month on three-month figures have dropped.

Steven Simpson, managing director of Cruden Homes said:

“Although construction output figures have fallen this month, there continues to be high market demand for new housing and Cruden has had a strong start to 2019 - in fact the best in recent years. 

“That said, the industry is facing a series of challenges including a growing lack of skilled workers, rising material supply costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit which is starting to impact confidence in some market sectors

“To help future proof the industry, it is vital that we invest in a pipeline of new talent and encourage more young people to consider a career in this thriving sector. We continue to support our employees’ lifelong learning and training through our Cruden Academy - allowing us to pave the way for future success, meet demand for much needed housing and continue to grow.”

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