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Tories to bin aggies levy

THE AGGREGATES levy will be scrapped under the Conservatives if they win the next general election.

Tory top brass, including shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin, shadow secretary of state for industry Stephen O'Brien and construction spokesman Henry Bellingham, have all come out against the tax in recent meetings with the Construction Products Association.

A Tory spokesman said: 'We believe the aggregates levy is a complex and poorly targeted tax that doesn't deliver the environmental improvements it is supposed to.'