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UK construction sector activity firms in Q3

Staff Writer |
UK construction workloads lifted slightly in the third quarter, though growth in London was depressed by Brexit uncertainty.

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) quarterly construction market survey found a balance of 19% of surveyors reported an increase in current construction workloads in the quarter, up from 17% in the preceding period.

Of all the subsectors, infrastructure was the most positive, with a balance of 17% reporting rising workloads.

Private housing saw the highest levels of growth compared to other construction sectors, with a balance of 27%.

The private commercial sector saw the workload balance dip marginally to 16% from 17%.

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