Brexit blamed as construction output dips again

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Output in the three-month on three-month series fell by 3.4% in April

Economic and political uncertainties continue to dog the domestic construction sector, with new data revealing further falls in output.

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show output in the three-month on three-month series fell by 3.4% in April 2018, the biggest fall seen in this series since August six years ago.

The ONS said the driving force behind the decline was repair and maintenance work, down 3%, and new work, which fell by 3.7%.

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