Monthly Archives: November 2008

Hyder Consulting nudges interim profit higher to £5.7m

Hyder Consulting has made an interim pre-tax profit of £5.7m which is slightly ahead of the £5.6m figure in the comparable period last year.

Flooring boss charged after ‘arresting’ thieving employee

A flooring boss who marched an employee to a police station with tied hands and “thief” sign around his neck has been charged over the stunt.

Balfour Beatty boss escapes Mumbai horror

Balfour Beatty boss Ian Tyler is on his way back to Britain after being caught up in the terrorist violence in Mumbai.

Developer planning rugby ball-shaped museum in £80m Neath scheme

A developer is planning an “iconic” golden rugby ball-shaped museum as part of an £80m regeneration scheme in Neath town centre, Wales.

York House Construction in administration

York House Construction, which has been accused of cover pricing in the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) bid-rigging scandal, has gone into administration.

Construction Industry Scheme: latest news

Latest news on the New Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and how it is affecting the construction industry. Includes analysis and advice from CIS experts, plus links to external CIS websites. Journal CCP/cis-articles.xml Other Construction Industry Scheme articles
New CIS - key points explained
How to prepare for the New CIS - advice from KPMG
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Unsafe building under renovation forces Oxford Street closure

Oxford Street has been closed by police after a surveyor deemed a building undergoing renovation work as unsafe.

Pre-budget: £3bn of infrastructure and social housing spending fast-tracked

The government is to bring forward £3bn worth of infrastructure and housing projects, Alistair Darling has announced.

Work halted on Europe’s tallest building

The Russian developer behind Europe’s tallest building - the Norman Foster-designed Russia Tower - has halted work on the project.

Blears to detail £52m Thames Gateway green centre

Hazel Blears is set to detail plans for a £52m Thames Gateway Institute for Sustainable Development at the Thames Gateway Forum next week.