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Materials and staff shortages slow down construction sector

06 October 2021

Ian Cooper, Director at global legal business, DWF, comments on the IHS Markit / CIPS UK Construction PMI for September 2021. 

He said:

"The September data shows another slowdown in growth in the construction sector, with output volumes rising to the smallest extent for eight months. Understandably, some construction businesses may be holding off on construction decisions until the market conditions show some signs of stability.

"On the flipside the confidence of construction firms remains high and this is good news for job seekers as the demand for skilled labour is relentless. 

"Aligned with the current experience of other industry sectors, skilled labour supply chain issues remain a challenge for construction. However, this also reveals opportunities for increased productivity initiatives such as pre-fabricated / off site construction."

If you require any further information, please contact Ian Cooper.

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