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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

Spring 2014 Forecasts

Construction output will grow in every year to 2017, according to our latest Forecasts. Following growth of 1.1% in 2013, the recovery is expected to strengthen in 2014, largely on account of growth in infrastructure and commercial adding to the momentum generated last year by private housing.

By Kallum Pickering at 16 Apr 2014

UK Economy…Understanding the Output Gap and its impact

What is an output gap? The output gap is a measure of the difference between actual GDP and potential GDP. Consider the following figure. Potential GDP is depicted by the blue line, and actual GDP is depicted by the red dashed line.

By Kallum Pickering at 28 Feb 2014

Private Housing Growth Powers Construction Recovery

Improved economic prospects and growth in private house lead to upward revision for 2013……growth expected to 2017

By Kallum Pickering at 21 Oct 2013

Milliband vows to cap energy prices…(But his speech ignited a backlash that a cap could drive down investment in energy capacity and manufacturing.)

Ed Miliband set his party on a collision course with the ‘big 6’ energy companies after telling his conference that, if elected, he plans to set in place laws to freeze gas and electricity bills for 20 months.

By Kallum Pickering at 25 Sep 2013

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