Signs of a sustained recovery

Signs of a sustained recovery

The latest CECA Workload Trends Survey for Scotland shows signs of a sustained recovery, with workloads up for the second quarter on a row.

More than half of CECA Scotland members surveyed reported workloads had increased in Scotland, with contractors across the GB as a whole, also reporting rising workloads, following two quarters of decline.

Order books are also picking up, with two-thirds of CECA Scotland members reporting an increase. Scottish contractors also reported employment rising for all types of worker, with employment balances hitting a five year high and outlook and expectations for the future upbeat.

Over half of CECA Scotland members  (a near seven year high) expected employment of operatives to increase over the coming year.

Commenting on the findings, CECA Scotland’s Chief Executive, Grahame Barn, said:

“Our latest Workload Trends Survey builds on the positive news last quarter and gives us hope that the green shoots of recovery are now firmly embedded.

We are cautiously optimistic that 2021 will see workloads continue to rise, which is great news for all in the sector and will help us rebuild the industry and shape Scotland’s post COVID-19 recovery”.

You can read the full CECA Workload Trends Survey findings for Q4 2020 below: