The latest buyers' index by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply indicates some of the strongest growth in a decade

How ironic that just as the construction industry is sucking in its tummy and preparing for savage cuts the latest survey by the buyers’ body CIPS shows some of the strongest growth experienced over the past decade.

The current level of the index suggests a growth rate that would have been well received at most times in the period from 2000 to the credit crunch.