Skanska boss: New construction work at lowest level in 30 years

The construction sector has bucked the trend seen in the rest of the economy by shrinking in the third quarter by 2.5%. In the past year, the sector has shrunk by almost 11%.

Roger Bayliss, the executive vice president of Skanska UK, said new orders are at their lowest level in 30 years.

He calls on the Government to "draw a line under" its energy strategy in order to get the construction backlog moving.