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Further Construction Shortages Warning as Inflation Soars

IN THE LATEST CLC statement on construction shortages, warnings are that the conflict in Ukraine is likely to affect some timber supplies later in...

Roof Tile Supply Challenges Continue as Price Inflation Bites

THE LATEST statement from the CLC Product Availability Group reports that roof tile supply challenges continue as price inflation bites. More broadly, demand is...

Supply Chains Put on Notice against Collusion

COMPANIES INVOLVED in global supply chains have been put on notice not to collude by a new working group of international competition authorities. Five competition...

Seasonal Slowdown Eases Supply Pressures

THE SEASONAL SLOWDOWN has led to an improvement in UK construction supply and less pressure on prices, according to the latest statement from the...

Product Availability Improves But Not For All Sectors

WHILE THERE HAS been an improvement in product availability, demand continues to outstrip supply for certain products, including roofing materials and particularly those imported. Roofing...

Research Reveals True Extent of Building Supplies Crisis

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS the enormous extent of the building supplies crisis, showing the increase in both cost and lead times for many key building...

Construction Product Shortages Will Continue Next Year

DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS has fallen from the peaks seen during spring and summer, according to a statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the...

Go Further on HGV Driver Visas to Halt Construction Shortages

URGING MINISTERS to go further on foreign HGV driver temporary visas, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) is warning Government measures are nowhere near...

Materials Crisis Halts Housebuilding

IN WHAT IS NOW a materials crisis, shortages are harming the Government’s housebuilding and construction ambitions. Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders...

Shortages and Prices Blamed for Drop in July 2021 Construction Output

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT fell by 1.6% in July 2021, as shortages and prices are blamed for taking it below the pre-pandemic February 2020 level again. In...