Monthly Archives: October 2010

An opportunity for savings overlooked in the comprehensive spending review

In the comprehensive spending review (CSR) there was much talk of making changes to underpin a competitive economy, to put public services on a sustainable footing, fit for a modern age, and to prioritise those areas of public spending which … Continue reading

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10-10-10. A reason for celebration

For many in Britain, the metric system and decimal measures are the same. Sunday’s once-in-a-century date provides an opportunity to consider the link between the two. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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URS buys Scott Wilson. So what?

The UK’s twelfth largest consultancy by turnover, Scott Wilson, has been bought by the US design firm URS for £218 million. URS is second in the ‘Engineering News Record’ list of top 500 design firms. Metric Views speculates that Scott … Continue reading

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