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UK construction sector ends year on a high with continued growth

08 January 2021
Kate Kirby, partner in the Construction & Infrastructure practice at global legal business, DWF, comments on the CIPS/IHS Markit construction PMI figures for December 2020, released today. 
Kate said: "The end of the year signalled another month of growth in the UK construction sector, spurred on by housebuilding and projects that were previously delayed now taking off, confirming the industry's relative immunity to the downturn. 

"The construction industry has been able to keep building through the various lockdowns towards the end of 2020, and the growth and resilience of the sector is a rare positive in a year that held so much hardship for so many. 

"Positively, employee numbers have also risen slightly in December, after a sustained drop in numbers. 

"With a Brexit deal agreed and various Coronavirus vaccines now rolling out to the population, there is a real hope among the industry that while we begin 2021 in a national lockdown, it can become a year of recovery and optimism as more of the workforce get back out to work in greater numbers."

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