It is just a sick joke, is it not? First, despite the chronic shortage of social housing, the Spending Review scales back on funding for its construction. Now, an entirely predictable effect is the filing for administration by building and social housing repairs company, Rok.
It is a double whammy for Exeter, where Rok is based and where its rival, Connaught also was until it failed for similar reasons early this year. Also, for Caithness and the wider Highlands where several hundred are employed and it is a highly visible company.