One of Scotland’s leading business figures says a lack of private finance initiative projects is hitting its beleaguered construction sector at a crucial time.

Keith Miller, chief executive of the Miller Group, said the construction industry was in poor shape compared with the rest of the UK and called on the Scottish government to “get going” with its PFI replacement, the Scottish Futures Trust.

Miller, whose business includes house building, construction and commercial property, said that while he was beginning to see signs of recovery in the housing market, other areas were causing concern.

The Sunday Times