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A thread on the latest CPA construction forecasts & 'No Deal' scenario (I'll summarise the results initially and then provide background/context)...
#ukconstruction #ukhousing #Brexit #NoDeal
The CPA is forecasting that construction output will fall marginally (-0.3%) in 2019 & grow by 1.0% in 2020 assuming a smooth Brexit (either the Withdrawal Agreement with a fudge on the backstop or another delay to Article 50)...
... but construction activity is mixed by region & sector. Infrastructure, housing (North West, Yorkshire & Midlands) & industrial warehouses growth offsets falls in commercial, industrial factories & housing (London, South East & parts of the East)...
#ukconstruction #ukhousing
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I’m at #cx2019 today - a conference about ‘customer experience’. These slides are the crux of it for me. It’s about doing WITH, not FOR or TO.
Also, really pleased that I’ve heard one of the speakers point out that ‘customer’ implies choice. 👌
‘Don’t ever hide from the data’ - share the data about services with residents. Transparency about performance data and what your working on is really important. #cx2019
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THREAD: Today, our new report on #UKhousing sets out how the quality of UK homes must improve to reduce emissions and ensure they are ready for a changing climate. Read the report here:… #Homes #UKClimateAction (1/10) #climatechange
UK homes are not fit for the future. The Climate Change Act requires near-zero greenhouse gas emissions from homes by 2050 but efforts to reduce emissions have stalled. Most homes use fossil fuel heating; <500k have heat pumps or are connected to low-carbon heat networks. (2/10)
Today, 4.5m homes overheat in England, 1.8m people live in areas at significant risk of flooding and water consumption is higher than in other comparable countries. Risks are increasing due to climate change, but measures to adapt homes are not being taken up (3/10) #UKhousing
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A 'No Deal' Brexit would pose major problems for the UK construction industry in the short-term & long-term. A brief thread...
#ukhousing #ukconstruction #NoDeal #NoDealBrexit
There are skills issues in UK construction. In 2018 Q3, 82% of contractors reported difficulties recruiting carpenters & joiners, 78% reported difficulties recruiting bricklayers & 63% reported difficulties recruiting plasterers.
#ukhousing #ukconstruction #NoDeal #NoDealBrexit
In 2018 Q3, 70% of main contractors reported difficulties recruiting roofers, 63% reported difficulties recruiting plumbers & half of main contractors reported difficulties recruiting painters & decorators.
#ukhousing #ukconstruction #NoDeal #NoDealBrexit
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Thread: It's easy for government to make announcements like the Prime Minister's 240,000 homes per year (2007) or the Chancellor's 300,000 homes per year this weekend but...
I'm not trying to be negative. The point is that if government is serious about building 300,000 homes per year, we need a long-term government plan irrespective of constant changes in housing minister (lasting 16 months on average in the past 20 years)...
Announcing a large target for PR with a few gimmicks but allowing the market to collapse & blaming investors for land hoarding, house builders for land banking, lack of brick layers &/or bricks & complaining about low productivity helps no one.
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