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Latest news from the British Aggregates Association....

No Aggregates - No Housing

Record attendance for our Annual Meeting and AGM Marriott Forest of Arden, Warwickshire, Monday 19th June 

UK SME Quarries Plans to Keep the Gritters Running – and Ready for Flood Defences

Significant Progress in Aggregates Levy Challenge

UK Skills in big demand

Another Cracker of an Annual Meeting and Hillhead! 
BAA AGM Palace Hotel, Buxton Monday 29th June 2016

BAA has offered to drop its legal action if the destructive levy is replaced by a realistic and affordable community fund.

Aggregates Levy - BAA files appeal at General Court in Luxembourg

Aggregates Levy - BAA to appeal European Commission decision

Aggregates Association Defends Cartel-Busting Concrete Trucks

BAA Breaks All Attendance Records!

Reinstatement of exemptions - consultation

Supporting Business Innovation

Aggregates Levy - Another Milestone for the Association 

UKMF Press Release - Experts Call for a National Minerals Strategy to Meet the UK's Needs

EU Directive Costing Lives

BAA Signs up to the campaign for a  fundamental reform of the Business Rates System 

Britains's SME Quarry Operators Assist Flood Protection

Current Issues

Planning and Legislation
Competence, Managers and The Quarry Regulations
Aggregates Levy (AGL)
EU Legislation - The Road Transport Directive and Working Time Directive

Contact BAA

British Aggregates Assocation
PO Box 99
ML11 8WA


Welcome to the British Aggregates Association


The Association for Independent Quarry Operators

The British Aggregates Association was formed in 1999 and is now firmly established as the voice of the UK’s independent SME quarry operators. The BAA is run on a daily basis by people experienced in all aspects of the minerals industry. The association provides essential support and advice in all health and safety, planning, technical and regulatory issues; whilst ensuring that the voice of the independent sector is heard at all levels of the UK and EU administrations. In addition to receiving highly skilled support, BAA members benefit from direct access to top decision makers in government.


The UK Quarry Industry

The UK Quarry Industry is one of the oldest in the world and an integral part of our industrial heritage. The industry extracts around 200 million tonnes of material each year to provide the essential raw materials for the nation’s infrastructure. Whether it is housing, roads, schools or hospitals, aggregates play an essential part.

We provide tens of thousands of jobs; we provide the raw materials for the £92 billion construction sector which in 2014 provided over 2 million jobs and represented 6.4% of GDP.

The BAA strongly supports local aggregate production to cut down on road miles and to provide local employment. We are proud of our industry and skilled in countering adverse comment from those who neither understand nor appreciate the nature of our work.