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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

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

CE Marking Redux

It has been one year since CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation (“CPR”) became mandatory on 1 July 2013, and the construction industry has faced the most significant change for a decade in the way in which construction products are sold in Europe.

By Duncan King at 2 Jul 2014

A Closer Look At London House Prices

The subject of housing is always a media favourite, so when the ONS index showed an 8.0% year-on-year increase in nominal house prices in the UK during March 2014, it was bound to hit the front pages. Prices in London have led the way, registering an annual 17.0% increase in the same month.

By Rebecca Larkin at 2 Jun 2014

Help to Buy: Politics v Economics

It seems as though the debate over Help to Buy and house prices has already moved from economics to politics, with opposition and proponents across the UK political spectrum.

By Rebecca Larkin at 19 May 2014

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