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Construction industry in “rude health” despite official figures

Latest Markit/CIPS PMI shows increases in output, new orders and job creation across the board, suggesting last week’s official figures are at odds with the industry

House-building pushes construction industry to seven-month high

Latest Markit/CIPS survey shows increased activity across all three broad categories of construction but slowing new work and intense hiring creates concern

Construction output down as house-building levels fall

Official figures suggest the industry has moved out of its period of growth, but questions of why ONS data does not tally with recent industry surveys emerge

Latest survey points to seven years of success for the construction...

Markit/CIPS PMI for August finds the sector remains in a period of sustained growth, with job creation buoyed by rising workloads in house-building and commercial work

Construction output slows despite positive outlook

Latest industry survey finds activity and new orders fell in July, with skills shortages continuing to impact sub-contractor availability

Business confidence reaches 11-year high

Markit/CIPS PMI shows construction industry has shaken off General Election uncertainty to see activity grow