Savills have recently published research into how the UK residential market has responded to the easing of lockdown.

They estimate that construction capacity in England is at c65%, a vast improvement on April, and that there is a real divergence across the UK.

85% of sites in England have reopened whilst the position in Wales is 71%. Scotland, however, has only opened 12% of its sites, although the position continues to improve.

It is interesting to see how the different policies of England, Wales and Scotland have led to a significant difference in the speed at which the house building market recovers.