The Batched on Site Association was last month featured in Concrete Magazine, as the story surrounding the Government’s proposed legislative changes to the sector heats up.
In his opening column the Magazine’s Editor, James Luckey, spoke about the fine line to be had between regulation and killing off competition, as reducing the overall weight limit of volumetric machines would surely hand an advantage to the Industry’s major ready mix concrete suppliers.
In a separate article within the same issue of the magazine, Chris Smith, Chairman of the Batched on Site Association said:
“We have serious concerns about the Government’s current consideration to reduce the operating weight of these machines to 32 tonnes. This would significantly reduce capabilities to the point of putting the majority of operators out of business, threatening a £210m sector of the UK economy that has grown even in spite of the economy and accounts for an estimated 3,150 jobs.”
An online version of James Luckey’s commentary on the story can be read here.