UK construction down 0.7%

Ryan Fowler

August 12, 2016

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UK construction output fell 0.7% in the second quarter when compared to the first, the Office for National Statistics has found. 

New work was down 0.8% while repair and maintenance dropped 0.5%. In June alone, construction fell 0.9% from May.

However, the ONS cautioned against blaming the slowdown as a direct result of the referendum.

ONS: July construction output flatlines

It said: “There is very little anecdotal evidence at present to suggest that the referendum has had an impact on output.”