Our forecast for 2018 remains at average 1% tender price inflation across the UK, with northern regions experiencing stronger growth than London and the South East. Into 2019 we forecast London and the South East to be broadly flat, with the rest of the UK at 1% average.
Forecasts remain fluid as Brexit negotiations remain unclear. However, downside pricing is becoming more prevalent amongst Tier 2 contractors whilst Tier 1 continue to experience positive pricing on the tail end of major project demand.
Into 2020 and 2021 with the impact of a new international market post Brexit, we can only forecast our long term growth averages, as the overall economic picture remains unclear.