UK’s environmental consultancy sector grows for second consecutive year


The UK environmental consultancy (EC) sector continues to expand, increasing by 6.1% in 2012 to £1.3bn, according to a new report, writes Edie.net.

Environment Analyst (EA), a business intelligence and market research firm, said the performance was “impressive” given that the UK economy recovered only slightly with real GDP growing by 0.2% in 2012.

According to the EA’s report, growth across the sector is far from uniform with the impact of government spending cuts continuing to be felt.

In 2012, there was a 1.7% reduction in EC revenues from public sector commissioning bodies to stand at £335.5m, equivalent to 25.1% of the total market.

Overall, the government sector is 19% down on what it was worth to environmental consultancies in 2009.

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