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Scottish Aggregates Tax Bill put before parliament

Scottish Aggregates Tax Bill put before parliament

The Scottish government has published details of its proposed Aggregates Tax Bill to encourage use of recycled materials in construction.

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HSENI targets machinery safety in quarry inspection campaign

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) will be undertaking inspections at quarries across the province to machinery is adequately...

Scott Bros partners with University to scale up recycled brick

Scott Bros is working with Teesside University to commercialise a prototype brick that it has engineered from recycled waste clay.

GRS contracting division rebrands after rapid growth

Construction materials group GRS has rebranded and relaunched its specialist contracting business as ISC, creating a platform for expansion in enabling...

MPA urges government to commit to CBAM for cement

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) says it has been left "deeply disappointed" by the government's lack of commitment to a UK Carbon Border Adjustment...

HS2 adopts digital concrete testing to cut carbon

A digital measuring system for concrete has been rolled out across multiple HS2 sites to help reduce a project's carbon impact, following a successful...