Issue : 30 April 2009
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House values fall 0.4pc for the monthSubscription
House prices have dropped by 0.4 per cent this month, following a surprise hike in March, Nationwide Building Society figures show.
M&A activity set to boom in late 2010Subscription
Construction firms are patching up balance sheets through debt renegotiations and rights issues ahead of an expected flurry of takeovers
Pity the poor valuersSubscription
The current commercial property market is highly volatile with transaction levels falling at the fastest pace since the early 1990s. By Nigel Shilton
Troubled times for officesSubscription
With planning approvals down 32 per cent year on year construction starts are falling rapidly. By Lucy Handley
Kill Bill could be blunted by economySubscription
Court may steer clear of a big fine even if the first Corporate Manslaughter Act prosecution leads to conviction
The £1.5 billion Kingsnorth rebuild remained some way from going out to tender this week, despite the Government’s announcement on carbon capture and storage schemes
The recession appears to be getting worse rather than better for small and medium civil engineering contractors.
Prisons to be delivered through PFISubscription
The five smaller prison schemes set to replace the three giant “titan prisons” look set to be procured through PFI.
Govt to spend £7m on High Speed Two plansSubscription
The Government is set to spend more than £7 million on plans for High Speed Two in the financial year 2009/10.
The French engineering giant at the centre of a foreign worker row earlier this year has been awarded a £900 million contract for a new Welsh power plant, on which it has admitted it will likely dish out one third of its work to European subcontractors.