The UK construction sector continues to shrink due to Brexit uncertainty and clients refusing to make big orders until future relationships with the EU become clearer, according to new data.
The UK manufacturing sector has shrunk for the fifth month in a row – the worst run since 2009, according to new figures.
The UK was a step closer to falling into a recession on Wednesday as the latest economic data for the all-important services sector came in lower than expected.
Britain’s builders have suffered the sharpest fall in new orders since the financial crisis as the construction sector downturn deepens, according to a survey.
UK manufacturing output tumbled at the fastest rate in seven years in August, as Brexit uncertainty and the global economic slowdown hit demand.