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2014

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CPA's Year in Review

I am delighted to be writing to you as we approach the end of 2014 to report on a year that has been broadly positive for construction product manufacturers and distributors. Certainly if you supply into the housing market it has been busy and there are also positive signs in other sectors.

By Dr Diana Montgomery at 24 Dec 2014

The Answer is Written in... The Sun

As the election season starts to get into full swing the thought on everyone's mind is, who will be in Number 10 in May 2015? Will it be a majority government? Will the status quo prevail? Or are we on the verge of a new, historical result that will see a coalition made up of parties that have never held power before?

By Jonathan Bloom at 20 Nov 2014

Broad Optimism, But Cost Pressures Building

Our latest surveys show a broadening recovery in construction. Optimism has been distributed evenly across building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers, driven by growth in the private housing, commercial and publicly-funded health and education sectors.

By Rebecca Larkin at 22 Aug 2014

Construction on Track to Grow £5 billion in 2014

The latest ONS figures for construction output show a marked improvement on the figures released as part of the preliminary Q2 GDP estimate, which had construction output declining on a quarterly basis by 0.5%. This estimate has been revised to 0.0%, which on an annual basis means that output grew by 4.8%.

By Kallum Pickering at 11 Aug 2014

Construction Forecast: Does it Matter if its Black or White?

It’s easy to see things in a reductive, black or white, good or bad way when it comes to a forecast. However, things are rarely that simple. The aim for a forecaster is to point the general direction of travel, determine the speed of movement in that direction, and then, most importantly, ascertain what the key issues are driving the forecast and the risks around it.

By Noble Francis at 4 Aug 2014

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