Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Slap On The Wrists

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), having spent four years investigating public sector construction tender rigging, have fined the construction industry a trifling £129.5M.

This fine represents no more that 2% of each business's turnover.

Seemingly the OFT was worried that a larger fine would push the construction industry further into recession.

Maybe so, but what about the millions of pounds of public money that has been wasted because of this tender rigging?

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