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Contractors to Benefit from Olympics’ Legislation

Building and Construction contractors will be able to take pride and promote their businesses for the good work they have done in building the Olympic venue for London 2012 the day after the closing ceremony of the Olympics, Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has confirmed.

Marketing and regulation rules imposed under the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 prevents contractors from publicising their contribution in the construction of the Olympic venue until 13 August 2012, the day after the closing ceremony.

Currently, contractors are banned from mentioning their names in relation to the Olympics. This measure is considered to be designed to protect the official sponsors of the Games.

Tessa Jowell, a former Olympics minister, raised the issue in Parliament this week saying that it’s vital for British contractors to be able to advertise the good work they have done, this then would help Britain’s construction sector in the future.

Labour MP Jowell said: “Those businesses that have done so well and are rightly proud of their contribution to this year Games are too tightly bound by the marketing rights protocol which is preventing them from revealing the part they have played.”

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Four Builders Hurt in Police Station Blast

 

As reported on BBC News today, four builders have been injured in an explosion at a police station in Croydon, South London.

One of the builders remains in a critical condition with serious burns after the explosion took place in the basement of Croydon Police Station – the local media has reported. The four injured builders are understood to be contractors who have been carrying out work at the premises.

Health and safety officials are investigation the cause of the explosion which still remains unknown. Police officials have confirmed they are reviewing the case as a “non-terroristic” incident.

A police spokesman for Croydon Police Station said in a statement that people from the building were evacuated whilst the police force remained “fully operational”. However, they were unable to specify what building work was taking place involving the contractors.

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