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Investigations into losses allegedly caused by the operation of cartels in construction materials are being stepped up.Last week Manchester City Council discovered that it lost some £129,000 through paying inflated prices for glass.Now the Office of Fair Trading has urged local authorities and other large customers to try to establish how much they lost because of cartels in glass, ready mixed concrete, steel purlins and rebar.These cartels were busted in the late 1980s. The OFT ...

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