“Set against some truly challenging construction output figures and a general softening of the construction and property market, this was a general statement talking about potential investment on a short-term basis helping big spending departments. We hope that when the fine print is examined, we will see that the Treasury has realised that now is the time to invest in infrastructure like new schools, prisons and hospitals.
"When the UK construction market is wallowing and needing a strong pipeline certainty is key, so surely now is the time for the government to build on behalf of the nation? At the same time getting best value and improving our countries asset base.”
Graham Harle, Chief Executive Officer of Gleeds Worldwide.