Wales' construction industry slows since EU Referendum

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Growth in the Welsh construction sector slowed it's growth in the second quarter of this year according to recent figures.

Research by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors show skills shortages remain a problem with quantity surveyors in particular in short supply with 51% of respondents citing difficulties.

Although there was a slow rise in workloads compared to the last quarter, the most pronounced slowdowns was seen in the private commercial and private housing sectors. Some say the latest results from the RICS survey were not surprising given the build-up to the EU referendum, but there is still a need for increased housing supply and improved infrastructure for the future.

The market survey showed 12% of respondents reporting workloads rising compared to 32% in the previous quarter.