Barbour ABI Blog

News, insight and analysis from Barbour ABI and Economist Michael Dall in our blog articles below.



Housing is a numbers game we are not winning

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Private housebuilding is the fastest growing sector in construction but major investment is needed to solve the housing crisis… The…

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3rd March 2017


Commercial storms brew

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Storm clouds are gathering on the horizon with infrastructure and other sectors facing challenges. Construction continues to be robust in…

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15th December 2016


Hammond’s spending plans should boost output

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In contrast to the previous chancellor, Philip Hammond has ditched grandiose announcements and made some specific investment proposals that could…

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23rd November 2016


The value of sterling

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The fall in the value of the pound is the most tangible effect of the outcome of the EU referendum…

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20th October 2016


Economics: Business as usual

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The reality is that, for now, nothing has changed in the UK economy Waiting for the Brexit effect is like…

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27th September 2016


Looking for the ‘Brexit effects’

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Some businesses may be feeling the effects of a downturn already but it will take months for it to show…

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2nd August 2016


Brexit is an economist’s worst nightmare

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The political fallout from last week’s referendum result makes economic forecasting almost impossible – we have embarked on a huge…

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29th June 2016


Why we need experts in the Brexit debate

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One of the most worrying aspects of this referendum campaign has been the rubbishing of economic experts’ opinions Before I…

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23rd June 2016


Brexit strategy

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Uncertainty around the EU referendum is hampering commercial activity while private housing continues to grow… The latest construction output release…

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20th April 2016


Reasons to be cheerful

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Output might have dropped in January but it turns out construction ended 2015 better than we thought The latest figures…

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18th March 2016


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