In November the construction sector eased the contraction in the United Kingdome; according to CIPS Construction PMI the index neared further towards the 50 expansion barrier rising to 47.0 from 46.2 and slightly above the expected 46.9.

The performance continues to lag behind other sectors especially as the properties bubble that was fueling growth for UK in the past years was severely hit by the financial crisis, and though liquidity and loans availability has improved slightly lending and demand remains subdued in the sector amid the recession and rising jobless and inventories of unsold properties.