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16 Mar 20211 minute read

Government asks CLC to monitor materials shortages

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Government asks CLC to monitor materials shortages

The construction minister has asked the Construction Leadership Council, of which ECA is a key member, to monitor shortages of construction materials such as steel, tile and timber.

The request comes as construction and engineering services firms across the UK face increasing difficulties with logistics despite record demand.

Construction minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan told MPs this week: “The government is aware that some products including tiles and timber are in short supply nationally. At present, global supply of these products is not keeping pace with demand, and undersupply in 2020 reduced existing stocks.

“In light of this, and in view of more local disruptions in the supply of these and other products, the Construction Leadership Council’s coronavirus task force has established a product availability working group, comprised of product manufacturers, builders’ merchants and suppliers, contractors of all sizes and housebuilders.”