Issue : January 1995
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Tory denies Circle sleazeSubscription
DEPUTY Tory party chairman Dame Angela Rumbold last week denied suggestions that she had lobbied ministers on behalf of construction materials giant Blue Circle to press for a Channel Tunnel link station on its land.
Despair as workload nosedivesSubscription
BUILDERS confidence has collapsed as workloads slump and opportunities to tender nosedive across the entire industry.
lot of ground to make up.
GMB offers benefits in recruitment driveSubscription
GENERAL union GMB is wooing self-employed construction workers with the offer of cut-price accountants to help them with tax returns.
Laing jv clinches 36m HK rail job
Land price surge hits Scots firmsSubscription
LAND prices in Scotland are climbing strongly and have virtually doubled in some areas during the past year, according to the only quoted Scottish house builder.
Loss-makers push Ball deeper into redSubscription
A H BALL, the Surrey gas & water civils contractor, has moved deeper into the red with an operating loss of 98,000 for the half ending September (1993: 16,000 loss).
Trainees braced for the worst after TEC collapseSubscription
CONSTRUCTION trainees are waiting to hear today (Thursday) if their courses will close following the collapse of the Government-backed South Thames Training and Enterprise Council (TEC).
Acrow pensioners face battle over 13m fundSubscription
UP TO 1,400 pensioners of the defunct engineering giant Acrow could be facing a legal battle with its receivers over the right to control their pension scheme thought to be worth about 13 million.
Woodwork group slaps claim on BECSubscription
THE British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is claiming more than 100,000 from the Building Employers Confederation (BEC) as part of the messy divorce of the two bodies.