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Henry Boot applies for leniency in OFT enquiry

Sheffield-based construction firm Henry Boot has applied for leniency by the Office of Fair Trading in regard to its investigation into cover-pricing.

The firm was one of 112 to be named this morning in relation to an enquiry by the competition watchdog.

In an announcement made to the London Stock Exchange today, the company said: "The subsidiary of Henry Boot PLC mentioned in this statement of objections has fully co-operated with the OFT in its investigation and Henry Boot has applied for leniency.

"The board… confirms that it has strict guidelines and controls in place to ensure that its tender processes are now fully compliant with the Competition Act 1998."

Henry Boot said it would respond to the statement of objections in due course.