- Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, expects to report full year profits in line with market expectations.

The group said it has continued to trade in line with expectations through the winter, supported by a steadily improving UK economy.

"Demand from infrastructure and housebuilding has remained strong, whilst general construction is showing some early signs of improvement," Vp said in a statement.

"Prospects within the oil and gas sector are steadily improving with a number of new contracts set to commence in the coming months. Overall the business continues to deliver solid year on year revenue growth," the company said.

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