2015

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UK housing market: expect the unexpected?

House prices across the UK have continued to grow strongly, according to the latest figures from the ONS. The average cost of a home in UK reached £287,000 in October, the highest since records began and a 7.0% increase year-on-year. Unsurprisingly, London continues to remain the most expensive city, with the average cost of a home recorded at £531,000 in October – 51.6% higher than at the pre-recession peak.

By Amandeep Bahra at 21 Dec 2015

Construction industry remains optimistic despite Q3 slowdown

Growth in the construction industry accelerated to its fastest rate in 2014. While we are unlikely to see growth rates near such levels in the coming years, prospects for the industry still appear bright. Construction output is forecast to grow 3.6% in 2015 and 3.8% in 2016 – and overall 19.7% by 2019, according to our latest Autumn Forecast.

By Amandeep Bahra at 24 Nov 2015

Internet retailing increases demand for warehouses

Over the past two decades, the retail sector has evolved considerably to keep up with the pace of digital technology growth, which has changed the way consumers shop.

By Amandeep Bahra at 16 Sep 2015

Higher education takes the lead

As discussed in my recent article, prospects for the education sector appear bright, despite years of austerity measures. Following 2014, which saw growth of 15.4% after four years of contraction, output growth in the education sector will remain in positive territory for the rest of the decade, boosting the construction industry’s longer-term outlook in our latest summer forecast.

By Amandeep Bahra at 4 Sep 2015

Skills concerns cast a shadow over the industry outlook

Following growth of 9.5% in 2014, output in the construction industry is expected to grow by 4.9% in 2015, according to our latest summer forecast. In 2016, output is forecast to grow at 4.2%, surpassing pre-recession levels for the first time since the financial crisis.

By Amandeep Bahra at 3 Sep 2015

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