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Over 20 Yorkshire projects shelved in a week

Yorkshire and Humberside construction suffered a shocking week at the end of October with £273.6 million worth of jobs mothballed in the seven days to October 30.

According to research by Emap Glenigan on behalf of Construction News, 21 projects were shelved in the last full week of October – a staggering 250 per cent rise on the week before.

With a 233 per cent week on week increase in the total value of scrapped projects, Yorkshire & Humberside was the worst performing region in the UK apart from London which recorded £979.5 million worth of scrapped projects.

Between them, the two regions accounted for well over half of the total £2 billion worth of shelved projects for the week.

The overall number of jobs scrapped in the week to October 30 actually fell 2.8 per cent week-on-week. But the £2 billion worth of nationwide jobs shelved represents a 28 per cent value rise.