3 The number of former Alfred McAlpine Slate directors who have been jailed for deliberately overstating the sales and production figures of the division by £10m. Former MD Christopher John Law was jailed for two-and-a-half years.


The percentage mortgage loans to home buyers rose in July compared with the same month last year, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders reveal. It is the first year-on-year increase since 2007.


The sum, in pounds, Rok has been fined in the High Court for the death of a worker who fell from a bridge at Heathrow.


The value, in pounds, of an alleged tax fraud that could affect thousands of construction workers across the UK, who are being urged to contact their local tax offices to check contributions have been paid. A total of 23 people were arrested last week.


The total amount, in pounds, the contractors found guilty of cover pricing have been ordered to pay by the Office of Trading. Average fines were £1.26m, or 1.14% of annual global turnover.


The value, in pounds, of a proposed facelift for Rochdale town centre. Public consultation on the redevelopment proposals, which include a Continental-style square and cultural quarter, begin this month.