A lot has been written about investment holding its own within commercial projects, release of brown site for housing and construction services (albeit at dwindling margins).
Since June I have heard little by way of how manufacturing is coping.
With the weakening of the pound over recent months, the UK has been seen as ripe for foreign investment. Aside from commercial development, this seems to have bled its way through to manufacturing.
Lets just hope the dust settles over the next few months and this trend continues.
The value of the pound has jumped after a survey indicated the UK's manufacturing sector rebounded sharply in August. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector rose to 53.3 in August from July's figure of 48.3. A figure above 50 indicates expansion. The weakening of the pound following the Brexit vote boosted exports, the survey found. However, it also indicated that the weak pound had pushed up firms' costs. A weakening of the pound makes UK goods cheaper for overseas buyers, but increases the cost of goods imported into the UK. Since the Brexit vote, the pound has fallen in value by more than 10% against both the US dollar and the euro.