The construction sector experienced
rapid growth of 10% between 2016 and 2018.
New government data analysis conducted by Love Energy Savings has
revealed that the construction sector has seen a whopping 10% growth between
2016 and 2018.
In 2016, there were 300,000 construction businesses in the UK, rising to
330,000 by 2018.
Along with this rapid increase, construction was also found to own a 12.4%
share of all UK business – a higher percentage than any other sector in the
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Love Energy Savings also found that in November 2018, construction output
reached an all-time high since records began, exceeding £14 billion.
Correlating with the government’s pledge to build 300,000 new homes each year
to alleviate the housing crisis, this increased output was aided by growth in
private new housing, private commercial new work, and public housing
Phil Foster, CEO of Love Energy Savings, said:
“The data we’ve analysed paints an interesting portrait of the UK business
world. The North West has recently become a key destination for businesses,
being the only destination that weathered the uncertainty that followed the
“It’s also fantastic to see how investment has played a role in growth,
specifically in Wales and Northern Ireland: when government funding is put into
the hands of the UK’s entrepreneurs, regions thrive.
“Love Energy Savings will continue to support business throughout the UK and
hopefully, we’ll see the North West grow even more, with the rest of the UK
Interactive map: How is UK
business performing in 2019?
Love Energy Savings analysed UK government data on business activity, size and
location. Through the data, they created a map that highlights the number of
business births, deaths, average company turnover, average household income and
average energy costs in the UK.
They also analysed industry data, including FinTech, transport and
The data used for the content was taken from a range of different reports. Some
of these reports include data for 2018, whereas others do not. Therefore, some
of the date ranges used may differ. We have, however, used the latest available
figures in every instance.