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



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


Has the economy changed since 2008?

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If domestic expenditure slows, is the UK economy in better shape to cope than it was in 2008? Trying to…

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23rd February 2016


Next year’s construction outlook

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The Autumn Statement provided, prima facie, some encouragement for the construction industry; a bit of unexpected Christmas cheer. Or did…

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17th December 2015


Mixed messages in construction

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Surveys suggest a growing industry while official statistics show declines in activity… The construction sector continues to send out mixed…

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20th November 2015


The looming skills crisis

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Analysing the direction over the longer term suggests some fundamental issues at play Seasoned observers of construction were again scratching…

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22nd October 2015


Looking at the bigger picture

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The construction industry has held up pretty well recently, if we look at the bigger picture. Last week’s headlines on…

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28th September 2015


Market review: Construction regaining momentum

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July 2015 saw construction activity levels pick up, in a reflection of the wider economy during the spring months. According…

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25th August 2015


Fixing the foundations

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The follow-up document to the summer Budget has stronger implications for construction While the release of the summer Budget did…

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4th August 2015


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