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Infrastructure output highest since December 2011

Infrastructure output has reached its highest level for more than three years, official figures have revealed.

The Office for National Statistics data showed that £1.29bn of infrastructure work was carried out in May 2015.

This was up 5.7% from the previous month, and represented the highest volume of work since December 2011.

The increase in work also ended a three-month slide in work levels for the infrastructure sector.

Showing how far the industry has rebounded, infrastructure workload in May 2015 was 16.2% higher than the same month a year earlier.

It was perhaps all the more remarkable coming against a 1.3% fall in work across the entire construction sector in May 2015.

Roads minister Andrew Jones last week raised his fears about the industry’s capacity to deliver ever growing levels of work.


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