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    Recession may cost 800,000 construction jobs - that's one in three


    The latest forecast from the Construction Products Association puts the annual peak to trough fall in construction at a shade above 20%. That probably translates to a 22% to 23% fall peak to trough on a quarterly basis, which compares with the 15% seen in the 1990s recession. This is ...

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    Look east to find some shelter from the storm


    My good friend Martin Hewes has just past me some details of the latest Hewes Associates forecast for new work construction output. It will not make for comfortable reading if you happen to be trading heavily in Yorkshire Humberside. That region is set to be ...