Aggregate claims fall on stony ground

Contractors will not see a reprieve in aggregates costs, after the European Court dismissed claims to scrap a tax on the material.The Aggregates Levy charges £1.60 for each tonne of material produced in the UK, which suppliers pass straight onto contractors. The British Aggregates Association launched a campaign against the tax, which it claimed creates an unfair advantage to companies that produce materials exempt from the tax, such as china clay and slate.

However, the European Court of Justice this month dismissed the BAA’s claims.

Your News

If you've got a story that would be of interest to Builder & Engineer readers, send us an email

Features

2015-04-22 14:30

Steven Kratsis looks at how to manage your risk factor across the lifecycle of a project

2015-04-22 14:18

We look at how a newly built primary school benefitted from an off the shelf approach to construction

2015-04-22 13:53

Is offsite construction the perfectly timed solution for the construction industry?

2015-04-22 13:47

Peter Vinden, looks at why HS2 is still failing to change public perceptions

2015-03-25 14:02

Stuart Thomson, public affairs consultant, and Dougal Ainsley, solicitor at Bircham Dyson Bell discuss the changing face of the procurement process

2015-03-25 13:49

Phil Harrison, managing director at Wates Construction discusses if Birmingham could be the next boom town when it comes to construction

2015-03-09 14:18

Is e-learning the solution the construction industry needs to help revolutionise safety and awareness training? Jeremy Melhuish investigates

2015-03-09 14:08

For National Apprentice Week, the CEO of Nylacast, Mussa Mahomed, tells us why he believes apprentices are the future

Free E-newsletter Sign-Up

Sign up for our free e-newsletter

Looking for a company or service?