CONSTRUCTION in Northern Ireland has faced tough economic conditions in recent years, exacerbated by the uncertainties over Brexit and the absence of a sitting Assembly.
In addition to the alarmingly high number of jobs lost in the construction sector during the recession, perhaps the most visible aspect of the downturn was the significant drop in both property values and new builds …
There is now a critical need for new homes to be built – from the positive impact this would have on jobs to how new housing underpins both regeneration and economic growth.
With less than 50% of new housing need having been met consistently over the last decade, there is a very urgent need to act and act now – particularly in respect of private housing.
After a busy year working on the industry's behalf we are today publishing our Annual Report for 2019.
Commenting after today’s spending review announcement by the Chancellor, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said: