However there is a massive problem with your suggestion that only British companies be permitted to undertake this task. EUROPE. Europe and its ever intrusive legislation. EU rules mean that any big contracts must be open to companies from ANY member state.
Spanish workers’ average salary equates to roughly 2/3 of the UK’s (on paper at least) and our own indigenous companies just cannot compete e.g. A recent motorway extension was built in Glasgow. The contract went to a Spanish company. Ordinarily such a project would have generated many jobs for local people and injected much needed cash into the local economy, however, due to these crazy rules, the only benefit derived for the people of Glasgow is a shiny new road surface.
edit on 16-12-2012 by christina-66 because: (no reason given)