I have a horror of construction companies doing what they did last time and cutting each other’s throats to win business at negative margins and then suffering for years afterwards.

Rok chief executive Kevin Young doesn’t want a repeat of the downturn seen in the early 1990s.

We are looking for the mix of imagination and realism that marks out the truly great ideas and will create a truly great place. London mayor Boris Johnson wants businesses and investors to come up with radical ideas to drive the regeneration of east London after the 2012 games.

Our statisticians have come to the conclusion that something doesn't look quite right. A reported quote from HM Revenue & Customs after the government admitted that several months of its official statistics on UK housing sales may be wrong.