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Cooper: confidence to invest is critical

The Government must address key challenges facing the construction products industry and strengthen the fragile signs of recovery, in next month’s Autumn Statement, said Geoff Cooper
The chairman of the Construction Products Association was addressing an audience of nearly 600 senior industry leaders and government officials at the association’s Autumn Lunch.

“Following a difficult start to 2013 we have begun to see growth; however, the recovery is in its early days and will quickly be put in jeopardy unless the government lends further support.

“We need policymakers to provide greater confidence and certainty to business, particularly now in three main areas: housing, infrastructure and energy supply. These key drivers of construction and product manufacturing will help the market to grow and promote a sustainable and robust recovery, also ensuring that the materials needed to deliver all of these projects add value to the UK.”

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Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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