Monthly Archives: December 2008

Aggregates Levy could be scrapped, as EU orders review

The Aggregates Levy could be scrapped, following a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the justification for the charge should be reviewed.

Ed Hardy named new Considerate Constructors Scheme chief exec

Edward Hardy is to take over from David Hardy as chief executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme from the start of 2009.

Caterpillar halves executive pay to cut costs

Caterpillar is cutting executive pay by up to 50% in a bid to cut costs as its customers continue to struggle to obtain credit to buy its machines.

Gap headcount drops by 190, profit likely to halve

Plant hirer Gap is slashing capital expenditure and reducing staff numbers to counter the effects of the economic downturn.

10 most-viewed photo stories on ContractJournal.com in 2008

We’ve given you the 10 most read articles on ContractJournal.com in 2008, and the 10 most viewed videos. Today, it’s the 10 most viewed photo stories.

Confluence Project Management buys Pettifer consulting arm

London-based Confluence Project Management has bought PCM, the consulting arm of Pettifer Group, for an undisclosed sum.

Taylor Wimpey leak letter says nothing new

Taylor Wimpey chief executive Pete Redfern’s leaked Christmas letter to all the house builders’ staff is viewed in the City as completely lacking substance.

Barratt raises £46m from Wilson Bowden assets

Barratt has raised £46m by selling assets from its Wilson Bowden development arm, as it continues to try and pay down its £1.7bn debt.

29 Scottish transport projects given muted welcome

Business leaders have given a guarded welcome for plans by the Scottish government for 29 transport projects - but the construction sector will be noting that they are only planned to get them under way over the next 20 years.

Construction products sales fall even further

The sale of construction products has dropped to a new low, the latest survey of the industry has shown.