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The Housing Battleground

With the election just over two months away, the much-discussed housing ‘crisis’ is hot on the political agenda and all parties have led with pledges focused on the housing market. Amongst them, we saw high national house building targets (from Labour and the Lib Dems), new-build discounts for young buyers to fulfil aspirations of home ownership (Conservatives) and across-the-board promises to release more land.

By Rebecca Larkin at 25 Feb 2015

How we see the UK economy

Although far from rebalancing, the UK economy is on the road to recovery. It grew by 2.6% in 2014 and is forecast to grow at 2.7% in 2015, according to our Association. Encouraging growth in consumer spending and business investment, along with strengthening labour markets have aided this recovery.

By Amandeep Bahra at 12 Feb 2015

Construction industry set to gain momentum in 2015

The construction sector is one of the largest sectors in the UK economy accounting for 6.4% of GDP. Following growth of 5.3% last year, the latest forecasts by our Association project output to rise 5.3% during 2015, and then ease to 4.2% and 3.4% in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

By Amandeep Bahra at 3 Feb 2015

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