Almost 33 per cent of architects' industry firms incorporated before the 1990s make less profit now than they did in 1993, says Plimsoll Publishing. Thirty-nine per cent are selling less than they did seven years ago, but 38 of 163 firms have doubled sales in that time.
Canary Wharf will provide more than 10 per cent of London's office space by 2005, says The Times. It has halved in losses for the year to July to £42.8 million.
Pay for the highest-earning directors has risen by between 110 and 223 per cent, says LibDem think tank the Centre for Reform. Lowest-paid workers have seen a 4 per cent rise. ici and bt have among the biggest differences.
New orders in building for the three months to July have decreased in volume by 2 per cent compared to the preceding three months. The detr says this is down to a lack of large contracts.