Demolition company HQ raided as anti-collusion net tightens.

Officers from the Competition & Markets Authority are understood to have intensified their probe into the demolition industry with another contractor raid this week.

Industry news portal The Construction Enquirer is reporting that CMA officials raided the offices of a leading demolition specialist.

An industry source said: “The officers locked-down every computer in the head office. Everyone in the office was ordered to freeze and not touch their computers while the entire server and IT system was downloaded by the authority.”

Six demolition contractors are understood to have come under the spotlight of the CMA since it launched a probe into possible collusion in the supply of construction services in Britain in March.

The CMA was originally hoping to make an announcement on the progress of the investigation by the end of September but that deadline has now been extended.

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