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Kier tops BCLive league once again

4 Dec: Kier signed 19 separate construction contracts in November 2018 with a combined value of £329m to give it the top place in the Builders’ Conference monthly BCLive contracts league table.

No sign of progress in clearing invoices

16 Nov: Eight out of 10 building services contractors are still routinely being paid late despite the various government and industry initiatives to combat the issue.

Housing reaches new high but growth runs out of steam

16 Nov: Latest government numbers show that there were 222,190 new homes added to housing stock in England in the year to 31st March 2018, an increase of just 2.2% over the previous year but 78% above five years ago.

Construction job vacancy growth starts to slow

12 Nov: Demand for permanent and temporary construction workers weakened in October, according to the latest 'Report on Jobs', published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.

Plant sales continue modest growth

16 Nov: Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK grew by 1% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to the UK equipment statistics exchange.

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