Its that time of year again, where we speculate, what measures the Chancellor may appear in the new autumn statement.
More investment in the construction industry can only be a good thing, as we prepare for the transition through BREXIT.
There may also be a boost to training and skills, but will this filter down to the construction industry?
We await with bated breath for Wednesday's speech.
House building is the “number one priority” in the Budget and the “powers of the state” will be used to force construction numbers up to 300,000 per year, the Chancellor has promised. Philip Hammond’s plans are likely to win backing from the construction sector - the bosses of Galliford Try, Mount Anvil and housing association Peabody told the Daily Telegraph they want a National Housing Fund to borrow £10bn annually for 10 years in order to build homes that are 80-90pc of market rate for sale and rent. This would allow housing associations and councils to potentially build 40,000 extra homes every year. The Chancellor’s other plans for the Budget include schemes to boost training and skills, and to support the struggling North Sea oil and gas sector.