Industry Insights: Construction

2021/2022 was a turbulent period for many business sectors, but this is especially true for the UK construction industry. The long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with uncertainty surrounding post-Brexit trade deals mean it has been a challenging time.

Making up around 6% of the UK economy and employing around 7% of the nation’s workforce, construction is a pillar of the nation (Northumbria University). It is a diverse industry that includes activities ranging from mining, quarrying and forestry, to the construction of infrastructure and buildings, the manufacture and supply of products, and maintenance, operation and disposal (UK construction industry, 2021).

Read our 2020 construction market report

Read our 2022 construction market report