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Issue : 30 April 2009

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  • House Prices

    House values fall 0.4pc for the monthSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    House prices have dropped by 0.4 per cent this month, following a surprise hike in March, Nationwide Building Society figures show.

  • Chief executive Garvis Snook said: “We think the next few months could well be a good time to buy.”

    M&A activity set to boom in late 2010Subscription

    Features30 April, 2009

    Construction firms are patching up balance sheets through debt renegotiations and rights issues ahead of an expected flurry of takeovers

  • Nigel Shilton, construction partner, Deloitte

    Pity the poor valuersSubscription

    Features30 April, 2009

    The current commercial property market is highly volatile with transaction levels falling at the fastest pace since the early 1990s. By Nigel Shilton

  • Jessopwestcelloffice

    Troubled times for officesSubscription

    Features30 April, 2009

    With planning approvals down 32 per cent year on year construction starts are falling rapidly. By Lucy Handley

  • Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings   Stroud  in Gloucestershire

    Kill Bill could be blunted by economySubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    Court may steer clear of a big fine even if the first Corporate Manslaughter Act prosecution leads to conviction

  • An aerial of the Thames Estuary and the £1.5 billion Kingsnorth Power station

    Govt carbon capture announcement fails to end Kingsnorth stand-offSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    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

  • Rosemary Beales, national director, Ceca

    Workloads continue to fall for civils contractorsSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    The recession appears to be getting worse rather than better for small and medium civil engineering contractors.

  • Jack Straw  Ministry of Justice

    Prisons to be delivered through PFISubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    The five smaller prison schemes set to replace the three giant “titan prisons” look set to be procured through PFI.

  • High speed train

    Govt to spend £7m on High Speed Two plansSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    The Government is set to spend more than £7 million on plans for High Speed Two in the financial year 2009/10.

  • How the Pembrokeshire power plant will look

    Alstom vows to use UK firms on £900m Welsh power plant winSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    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.

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