The UK services sector reported its fastest rise in activity since last October, lifting expectations of an imminent interest rate rise.
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"Adding to this improved picture, confidence in the sector also picked up from May's seven-month month low while employment growth was at a one-year high".
Howard Archer, chief economic adviser to the EY ITEM Club, said: "The June PMI lifts hopes that the construction sector is finally gaining momentum after a hard first quarter, which appears to have been only partly due to the severe weather".
The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index for June registered 53.1 in June - up from 52.5 in April.
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He said it now "opens the door for an August rate hike".
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The UK economy will register improved growth of 0.4% in the second quarter of the year, according to a closely-watched forecast.
Orders for new homes rose the fastest in a year and companies are hiring more workers to service the demand.
New business flowed in at the fastest rate in just over a year, with firms registering a boost to consumer spending from unusually warm weather.
But expectations among businesses for the next 12 months - during which Britain is due to leave the European Union - were below their average for the years since the financial crisis, with Brexit-related uncertainty to blame, IHS Markit said.
"Such a divergence between current and expected future activity stokes worries that the upturn is being fuelled by short-term spending. and likely masks a lack of longer-term business investment", IHS Markit economist Chris Williamson said.
The prediction, by the authors of the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) activity surveys, followed an official measurement of 0.2% growth for the first three months of the year.