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Signoff: David Taylor

I WAS REALLY confused for a while. There's one story saying John Laing has expanded its PFI portfolio and is doing really well, then there's news from accountants KPMG telling me two of its blokes had just been appointed joint receivers of John Laing 'following a request by the company's directors'. To begin with I didn't believe either of them. I thought Laing had got out of building when it sold off its construction division to Ray O'Rourke for £1.

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