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....The government has awarded £6. 6bn in contracts to build the new high-speed HS2 railway between London and Birmingham, to companies including crisis-ridden construction firm Carillion. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In contrast to London, where prices continued to go up and up after the crash, prices in Dublin are still 30-35% off their peak. On the commercial front, the situation is different, with 335,000 square feet under construction, and just 27% pre-let and 11% reserved. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In Richmond, south-west London, the future opened its doors on Wednesday, with the first of hundreds of housing units to be built by L&G, driven down the A1 and placed on site in just a couple of hours. The housing association that has ordered the homes, RHP, buys them off-the-peg for at least 15% below the standard cost for onsite construction. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The owners of their parent company had gone bust and abandoned the site, in the second city of Thessaloniki. From here, the script practically wrote itself: their plant, which manufactured chemicals for the construction industry, would be shut. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. ‘HS2 was always designed to be much more than just a high-speed railway and today we can see the opportunities it brings right around the country – spreading prosperity, acting as a catalyst for investment and rebalancing our economy 10 years before the railway even opens,” said David Higgins, chairman of the high-speed railway, as the first construction contracts were awarded on Monday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6bn, were awarded for civil engineering works, including a £1. 4bn award to troubled construction firm Carillion. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....If that sounds benign, it shouldn’t. A construction company that prides itself on growing revenues is dangerous. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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HS2 cost concerns as NAO uncovers £2.7m in redundancy payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 02:41:26 PM
....6bn, were awarded for civil engineering works, including a £1. 4bn award to troubled construction firm Carillion. ...
How could we cope if capitalism failed? Ask 26 Greek factory workers | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... The owners of their parent company had gone bust and abandoned the site, in the second city of Thessaloniki. From here, the script practically wrote itself: their plant, which manufactured chemicals for the construction industry, would be shut. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
. ‘HS2 was always designed to be much more than just a high-speed railway and today we can see the opportunities it brings right around the country – spreading prosperity, acting as a catalyst for investment and rebalancing our economy 10 years before the railway even opens,” said David Higgins, chairman of the high-speed railway, as the first construction contracts were awarded on Monday. ...
HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 08:08:45 AM
....The government has awarded £6. 6bn in contracts to build the new high-speed HS2 railway between London and Birmingham, to companies including crisis-ridden construction firm Carillion. ...
Prefab sprout: off-the-peg homes bid to ease UK housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 07:00:00 AM
....In Richmond, south-west London, the future opened its doors on Wednesday, with the first of hundreds of housing units to be built by L&G, driven down the A1 and placed on site in just a couple of hours. The housing association that has ordered the homes, RHP, buys them off-the-peg for at least 15% below the standard cost for onsite construction. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
.... But a small group of bankers were about to have their weekend ruined by a summons to an emergency meeting in London’s Maddox Street. Board papers had been delivered to the homes of the directors of Carillion, a FTSE 250 business best known as a builder that works on huge construction projects, and the documents contained disturbing news. ...
Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley image
.... The proceeds on both occasions look OK – but neither disposal would have been necessary if the core business had been fixed. Another day, another share price plunge for Carillion, the construction contractor that on Monday whacked its shareholders with a £845m provision. ...
Left hanging on as Virgin and Bellway pass the buck for new phone line image
.... So many residents on new estates are stranded for weeks without connections that Openreach, which along with Virgin installs the nation’s telecoms infrastructure, has had to dedicate a complaints site to them. In your case, however, Virgin told me that its hands were tied because Bellway had another few weeks of construction work to finish and it could not lay cabling until it was done. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
....Noting that pure theory was making economics more remote from day-to-day reality, he said the problem lay in “the palpable inadequacy of the scientific means” of using mathematical approaches to address mundane concerns. So much time went into model-construction that the assumptions on which the models were based became an afterthought. ...
Carillion boss steps down as shares crash 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:40:51 AM
. The chief executive of construction and support services company Carillion has stepped down as the firm warned on profits and scrapped its dividend following a Brexit-related slowdown in orders, news which sent its shares plunging almost 40%. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
....An industry insider said that Arora’s proposal for a short runway further towards London sounded similar to a proposal rejected in 2010 because of concerns over noise and the implication for property in local communities. The Department for Transport said: “This will not be expansion at any cost but the right scheme at the right price, and we expect industry to work together to drive down construction costs for the benefit of passengers. ...
Camden Town Brewery founder insists big can also be beautiful image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 03:00:11 PM
....”. The first batches of Camden Hells are already bubbling away in giant stainless-steel vessels but ancillary areas, including the visitor centre, are still under construction, with teams of tradespeople working furiously before the grand opening on 29 July. ...
US jobs report shows sharp recovery in June but wage growth remains slow image
....Once again, the largest growth areas were in low-paying service industry jobs, and not in the higher-paying blue-collar industries Trump has pledged to support. Mining, an area in which Trump has promised to bring back jobs, added 8,000 positions over the month, but manufacturing and construction saw little change. ...
Hinkley Point C: UK censured for failing to consult German public image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 02:27:49 PM
....The Aarhus committee’s finding followed a complaint by a German Green party politician, who said the UK should now halt work on the project to properly consult with the public in neighbouring countries. Sylvia Kotting-Uhl told the Guardian: “If the government does not want to ridicule the trans-boundary participation procedure that is now due, construction works should be suspended until the procedure is completed. ...
Hold the Shard-enfreude – a house price drop is not about to happen | Patrick Collinson image
.... Instead, “Shard-enfreude” will be the dominant feeling among priced-out home-buyers, excluded from the residential towers which now litter the capital’s skyline, and whose luxury penthouses lie empty. Could the Shard be this decade’s Centre Point – the west end skyscraper that lay empty for years after construction, and which symbolised the end of the late 1960s/early 1970s boom in London building? Many will hope so. ...
UK services sector growth hits four-month low amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:39:28 AM
. Slowing growth across Britain’s services companies in June completed a “triple whammy” of disappointing economic news this week that also saw growth in the construction and manufacturing industries fade in response to Brexit uncertainty and weak consumer confidence. ...
Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train is five times over budget, says NAO image
.... Rob McIntosh, the route managing director, said it had incorporated more engineering work than originally planned. He added: “Significant changes have been made to the management of the project, with a number of construction milestones achieved, new expertise has been added to the project team and a new, more robust schedule of works created. ...
Hinkley Point: EDF adds £1.5bn to nuclear plant cost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 01:28:56 PM
....2008: The project is earmarked by the Labour government as a potential site in a "nuclear renaissance". 2013: The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government approves construction of Hinkley Point C and agrees commercial terms with EDF. ...
Hinkley Point C is £1.5bn over budget and a year behind schedule, EDF admits image
....In a review of costs for Hinkley, EDF said £1. 5bn of the increase was due to a “better understanding” of the construction work needed and UK regulatory requirements. ...
Barclays sees the beak about the bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:59:20 AM
....“We suspect that the election outcome will not have led to a steep drop in the PMIs in the way we saw immediately after the 2016 Brexit vote, but a more modest decline,” said its preview of the figures. Later in the week, official figures on construction output, trade and manufacturing output for May will be released, which will give further indicators on the state of the economy. ...
Household income falling at fastest rate since 1976 as UK savings rates crash image
....Spending in the shops, new car sales and property transactions have all showed signs of weakness, and the Bank of England has expressed concern about rising levels of consumer debt. Monthly health checks on manufacturing, construction and services due next week will be scrutinised for signs that the hung parliament is now having an impact on business confidence, but the ONS figures show that the economy was already fragile when Theresa May called the general election. ...
Banks should disclose lending to companies with carbon-related risks, says report image
....”. The recommendations were intended to be adopted by all companies, however there was extra guidance given to the financial sector, as well sectors likely to be most affected by climate change or the transition to a lower carbon economy – energy, transportation, construction and agriculture, food, and forestry. ...
Britons’ disposable income drops 1.4 per cent in first three months of 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . "Growth was driven by business services and construction, partially offset by declines in some consumer-focused industries, such as retail sales and accommodation. ...
FCA knows its scrutiny of the investment sector has only just started | Nils Pratley image
....In practice, the polite fiction can probably continue harmlessly. Certainly, the business secretary, who has powers to intervene, would be unwise to upset the financial reconstruction by insisting on a change of name. ...
Maxed-out consumers of concern to Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 06:00:22 AM
....7% to £12bn. The post-Brexit market is very different for commercial property, however, and a report from Deloitte found high levels of construction, but with less than half of the space being built let. ...
Frustrated homebuyers in a fight to the finish with Bovis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... Bovis says it will “accommodate inspection requests where it is practicable to do so”. The National House Building Council, the standard-setting body and main home construction warranty provider for new-builds in the UK, carries out spot checks at key stages of the build process but has been criticised for signing off homes riddled with “snags”. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
....The first error is the easier to understand. Ministers followed a standard model in which the developer bears the construction risks in return for a state guarantee on the price of the electricity eventually produced. ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....Further, Brexit and Theresa May’s decision to quit an EU nuclear treaty could make the situation even worse, by triggering taxpayer compensation for EDF or a more generous deal for the French state-controlled company. The watchdog condemned the past two governments for failing to look at alternative ways of financing the power station, such as taking a stake in the construction. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....The squeeze on consumers was clear in a poll of services firms – the biggest part of the UK economy. The construction and manufacturing sectors beat City economists’ forecasts last month, according to the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ indices (PMIs). ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
....Though Whole Foods has hit turbulence as bigger rivals have expanded their organic offerings, Austin at least is expanding its population of young professionals likely to be drawn to the company’s ethos and products, and unlikely to balk at the cost. At the farmer’s market on Saturday, as shoppers browsed cakes, jams, fruit and vegetables in the searing heat, a guitar band strummed mellow tunes that helped mask construction noise from surrounding blocks. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... No, there were no child labourers with bleeding hands pleading at the windows. There were a number of things that would surely violate the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration code – unprotected construction workers, open chemical spillage, decaying, rusted structures, and so on – but there are probably a lot of things at US factories that would violate OSHA code too. ...
Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:15:05 PM
....2m last year, the same year in which the ACM it supplied was installed on Grenfell Tower. The company also paid a dividend of £950,000 to its sole shareholder, an investment group specialising in construction companies called Xerxes Equity. ...
Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....Grenfell Tower is also absent from the websites of several companies involved, many of which list the other projects they have worked on as case studies intended to demonstrate excellence. The Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation (KCTMO) hired the construction firm Rydon as the lead contractor on the project, which included re-cladding the building with material that commentators allege could have been a factor in the fire’s rapid spread. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....”. KCTMO contracted the £10m refurbishment of Grenfell to a private construction firm, Rydon, which in turn subcontracted some of the work, in an illustration of the rewards on offer to private firms from social housing projects. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....3% jump in April when Easter holidays and warm weather appeared to buoy trade. Beyond the retail sector there have been signs of a slowdown in other parts of the economy, with official figures last week showing output in the manufacturing and construction sectors missed expectations on the latest measures. ...
Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’ image
.... The ideas are an extension of the theme of her last book, This Changes Everything, which argued that a new progressive politics had to be built around a radical and sustainable green tech revolution, and an outright rejection of fossil fuels. The proactive message is at least as important as her deconstruction of Trump, she hopes. ...
Deposit-free renting sounds good – or could tenants lose out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... He says he hopes that “deposit-free renting becomes the norm”. Get Living has 500 more rental homes under construction at East Village, and says it will also shortly be launching homes in Elephant & Castle in south London. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
. The pound slumped and shares in major banks, housebuilders and construction companies tumbled after the shock election result raised questions over the pace of Brexit talks and prospects for the UK economy. ...
Boohoo co-founder sells £80m in shares as he reveals 'supersite' plan image
....Warehouse expansion plans include an automated distribution centre to provide £2bn in annual sales capacity, on top of the £1bn provided by its extended site in Burnley. The cost of the land and construction of the warehouse is expected to cost about £150m over the next three years. ...
S&P lowers Qatar's credit rating image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:54:42 PM
....Qatar diplomatic crisis: What you need to know. The decision has led to suspended flights, concern over food shortages and the supply of construction materials. ...
Philippines partially lifts Qatar workers ban image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 01:30:04 AM
.... . Millions of Philippine citizens work abroad as domestic helpers, ship crew, construction workers and nurses among other jobs. ...
UK households cut back as Brexit effect on pound hits living costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:01:14 AM
....The poll, which excludes government services and retail but still covers half of the overall services sector, is used by investors and policymakers to help predict GDP growth. The compilers said that taken together with their relatively strong reports from the construction and manufacturing sectors last week, the services report still pointed to a rebound in growth for the UK following a very weak start to 2017, when GDP expanded just 0. ...
Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:03:56 AM
....A substantial amount of Qatar's food is transported across the border from Saudi Arabia, which is being closed. That is also an important route for construction materials - needed for the energy industry and for the preparations for the 2022 football world cup. ...
Adani gives 'green light' for controversial Australia coal mine image
. Indian company Adani has given final investment approval for the construction of a controversial coal mine in Australia. ...
EY report: Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:23:30 PM
....Dougie Adams, senior economic advisor to the EY Scottish Item Club, described the Scottish economy as being "stuck in the slow lane". He said: "As flagged in previous EY Scottish Item Club reports, one factor is the ending of the outsized contribution to GDP growth from construction as many of the big-ticket public sector-funded infrastructure projects near completion. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
....With fanfare at the White House, where he was introduced as “a builder”, the president backed a plan to spin-off air traffic operations into a private, not-for-profit corporation and promised “a great new era in American aviation”. Democrats poured scorn on the start of what has been billed as “infrastructure week”, arguing that Trump’s plans will mean less construction and fewer jobs, particularly in rural areas, while financiers profit from tolls. ...
Qatar row: Economic impact threatens food, flights and football image
.... Clearly a closed border means this will no longer be possible. A new port, a medical zone, a metro project and eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup are just some of the major construction projects going on in Qatar right now. ...
Manufacturing 'buoyant' but services slow, surveys find image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:05:12 PM
...."It was clear that slower new business growth let the side down, impacted by caution around the general election, and a tightening of purse strings," Mr Brock said. Services growth was at a three-month low, but the PMI data suggested that this was partly offset by stronger manufacturing and construction. ...
Splendid isolation? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 12:02:19 AM
...."They go up like Lego," says Ms O'Farrell. "It's one of the fastest-paced constructions to go up in London. ...
Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars image
....Barrs and Chen said Hyperlane would work well in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as in metropolitan regions like Dallas-Ft Worth and Baltimore-Washington. It wouldn’t work in high-density metro areas with no space to expand roads – New York City, for example – or in medium- and low-density cities where lower traffic volume wouldn’t justify the cost of construction. ...
Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 05:47:06 PM
....The jobs figures came a day after upbeat manufacturing surveys from the UK, Europe and US, which helped outweigh concerns about the UK election and Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal. The UK outlook was also boosted on Friday by better-than-expected construction figures, with the Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index climbing from 53. ...
Russia lifts sanctions on Turkish food in diplomatic thaw image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:18:40 PM
.... . Russia is also lifting a ban on Turkish workers in the construction sector, in tourism and in hotel businesses. ...
Rise in housebuilding boosts construction sector in May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:39:01 AM
. Activity in the UK construction sector expanded at its fastest rate in 17 months in May, boosted by a surprise rebound in homebuilding, a survey says. ...
Construction firm Mears bans workers from having beards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:47:10 PM
. The construction firm Mears has banned its workers from having beards, citing health and safety grounds. ...
Sober look of Google's 'landscraper' shows tech firm is trying to grow up image
.... The landscaping elements are all being designed by Gillespies, the firm behind the notorious Walkie Talkie “sky garden” in London, which didn’t quite live up to the promise of a rooftop jungle. Heatherwick, who has lived and worked in King’s Cross for more than 15 years and designed the Coal Drops Yard shopping arcade under construction nearby, says the project is a response to the richly layered context of “massive railway stations, roads, canals and other infrastructure”. ...
India's slowing growth blamed on 'big mistake' of demonetisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:31:26 PM
....9% – reflected a general economic slowdown in the south Asian giant, compounded by the shock demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes, worth approximately £6 and £12. The move led to months of acute cash shortages across India that hit the country’s manufacturing and construction sectors particularly hard, the former recording slower growth than in the same period last year. ...
Reborn British Steel gives shares to workers after return to profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 12:30:06 PM
....British Steel has supplied all the rail for the Crossrail project in London. It also supplies high-strength wire rods for deepwater mooring and steel for construction projects such as the new stand at Liverpool’s football stadium, Anfield. ...
Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:15:49 AM
. Google has officially submitted plans for its new 92,000-square metre “landscraper” London headquarters, with the intention of beginning construction on the building in 2018. ...
Tory plans mean no one will be left to build homes | Michael Thirkettle image
....The government’s line is that Brexit will be a smooth procedure that will not lead to shortages in skilled labour. Yet few industries are as susceptible to skills shortages as the construction sector. ...
Crossrail 2 hits buffers as uncertainties over Brexit and election take hold image
....Now, with its champions having gone after the EU referendum, the project’s prospects look bleak. While City firms discuss relocating offices and staff, any assumption that higher business rates and commuter revenues would pay the £32bn construction bill is on shakier ground. ...
Back to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:09:28 PM
.... Israil Bryan, the firm's diversity and social programme manager, says running a returnship programme has helped Skanska solve many problems. "There is a lack of diversity in the construction industry, and there are skill gaps in some core technical areas like engineering and quantity surveying," she says. ...
Brighter skies over eurozone as growth and employment pick up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 03:00:30 PM
....The figures paint a bright picture for Europe’s largest economy and so far it appears to have suffered little fallout from Brexit or the election of protectionist Trump in another of its big trading partners. GDP growth accelerated in the opening months of 2017 on the back of robust exports, stronger state and consumer spending and a buoyant construction sector. ...
UK economic growth estimate revised down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:49:40 AM
....8% growth recorded in the last quarter of 2016. The ONS added that the construction and manufacturing sectors showed "little growth", but said business services and finance "continued to grow strongly". ...
The great London property squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:30:19 AM
.... Now ultra-high-net-worth individuals have displaced even the wealthy from Kensington; they in turn displace others to suburban areas, creating a domino effect that ripples out through the city, with the consequence that average-income earners and the poor move to the periphery or out of the capital altogether, which places pressure on housing and pushes up prices around the country. London’s skyline is being transformed by one of the greatest waves of new construction seen in the city, with plans for no fewer than 300 luxury residential towers. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
....Quinn is the former billionaire whose rise and fall while overborrowing from Anglo Irish personifies the collapse of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger economy. The 65-year-old County Fermanagh-born tycoon used to employ up to 5,000 people in construction and his family’s insurance corporation. ...
China's credit rating downgraded amid fears over slowing economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:48:29 PM
.... There are already signs that property sales are cooling due to recently imposed curbs on residential purchases. If this continues, developers may begin to slow the pace of construction. ...
'Nothing we could do' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:00:17 PM
....Mr Puebla Ortiz used the proceeds from the sale to buy a truck. He expected to work as a private contractor during the plant's construction, but since the company cancelled its plans he has struggled to find regular high-paying work. ...
Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales thanks to demand in China and US image
....During the 2016-17 financial year, the company invested over £3. 4 bn, which included £1bn on the construction of its new manufacturing plant in Nitra, Slovakia, and expansion at its UK sites. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
....Three of the six donors – Taylor, Bseisu and Temerko – attended meetings of the Conservatives’ Leader’s Group donor club, which offers dinners and drinks events with the prime minister and senior members of the cabinet in exchange for a £50,000 annual fee. According to the Conservatives’ 2017 manifesto, the Tories plan to aid the development of the decommissioning industry and the construction of the UK’s first ultra-deep water port. ...
'Ordinary' people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:27:59 PM
....There are record numbers of people in work in the UK, but what exactly do they do and what might be on their minds when they head out to vote?. When politicians want to appeal to working people they tend to don hard hats and head to factories or construction sites. ...

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