Issue : 07 May 2009
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So, the final figures are out on the Health and Safety Executive’s March inspection blitz - and its not looking good. One fifth of all sites were hit with enforcement notices which, with all the publicity before hand, the HSE can’t be too happy about.
Laing O'Rourke case may affect deaths probeSubscription
Deaths inquiry chair Rita Donaghy was present at last week’s court judgement against construction giant Laing O’Rourke, suggesting the case might strongly influence her final recommendations.
A question of paymentSubscription
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The Bank of England is expected to leave interest rates unchanged today.
Barratt Developments has appointed David Thomas from computer gaming firm GAME as its new finance director from 3 August.
Kier scoops £27m Kings Cross Station roof jobSubscription
Kier has won a £27 million contract to renew the large barrel-vaulted glazed roof at King’s Cross Station in London for Network Rail.
Rok has secured 15 new framework contracts in the first four months of 2009 worth more than £350 million to the firm.
Bovis Homes trims off more than half its debtSubscription
Bovis Homes expects its year-end debt position to be significantly better than previously indicated having already halved its debt since the beginning of 2009.
South-west tower gets thumbs-upSubscription
Planning approval has been given for a tower which designers say will be the tallest in South West England.
PPP speaks to major players about cost of contracting out station work in benchmark exercise