A summary of last month’s data from the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI® revealed that construction activity rose slightly in October, but optimism fell to its lowest for almost five years.

Other key findings include:

    • Marginal upturn in construction output, led by housing activity
    • Civil engineering and commercial building decline again in October
    • Confidence regarding 12-month outlook drops to weakest since December 2012

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