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Further evidence of a double dip in the construction recession has come to light in the latest Government figures for orders won by contractors. In the three months to July orders were 11 per cent down on the previous three months and 16 per cent down on a year ago.The hardest hit sectors of the industry were in the private sector, which saw commercial orders down 22 per cent on a year ago, industrial down 26 per cent and housing down 15 per cent.The industrial sector is affected by ...

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