North West businesses are now the most optimistic they've been since the EU referendum and housebuilders are capitalising on the upturn in confidence. 

This seems to be true among developers across the region, with the Construction Industry Training Board forecasting a 2.5% rise in construction output in the North West over the next five years – way ahead of the UK average of 1.7%.

Despite this, our latest report into the housebuilding sector found that there were key issues causing concern for developers and their supply chains, including recruitment and cash flow pressures.

The housebuilding and construction sector is a key contributor to both the North West and UK economy, so it’s vital that businesses continue to thrive.

Attached is a more in depth look at these findings, a quick and interesting read.