Review of the year

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On October 15, the Ontario Government announced a new programme for unsolicited proposals (USPs) for infrastructure projects. The purpose of the programme is to allow private sector entities to approach the province with innovative ideas to improve public infrastructure and related services. Similar initiatives have been implemented in Nova Scotia, Toronto, the UK, the US, […]

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Minimum energy efficiency standards – will a B rating be required by 2030?

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A national marketing network for personal injury specialists will launch in January, with 12 firms agreeing to pay £10,000 a month to join its roster. First Personal Injury, which was launched in 2008 as a trading name for Jefferies Solicitors, was the brainchild of Jefferies managing director Michael Jefferies. Until now it has handled all […]

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