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UK consultancy and engineering firms believe business is buoyant with private housing, roads, nuclear and rail providing the biggest rewards. The latest Association for Consultancy and Engineering report found that 70 per cent of firms saw a growth in workloads during 2006, with half seeing work grow by more than 5 per cent. Skills shortages, delays in payments by private clients and low fee levels were among the biggest fears from the 121 firms which took part.

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