The UK Construction Industry Under the Spotlight Again

Once again, the construction industry is under scrutiny as a result of one of the United Kingdom's largest ever Office of Fair Trading (OFT) cartel investigations. The OFT's investigation has uncovered evidence of "endemic" bid-rigging in respect of thousands of tenders with a combined estimated value of near £3 billion. This investigation follows hard on the heels of five separate OFT decisions concerning bid-rigging in the roofing sector in England and Scotland between 2004 and 2006.

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