Consulting Association

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The Consulting Association (TCA) was a controversial UK business (described by its key figure as "a non-profit making, unincorporated trade association"),based in Droitwich, which, from 1993 to 2009, maintained a database of British construction workers and became implicated in a "blacklisting" scandal, which is ongoing. The Consulting Association was established in 1993 as a successor to the Economic League (Michael Noar - director 1986-9; Stan Hardy). Construction company Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd invested a total of £20,000 in founding TCA. wiki

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Former chairs (as named by Ian Kerr)


  • Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists (New Internationalist, 2015).
  • Mike Hughes is the author of the definitive history of the Economic League “Spies at Work”. It has recently been updated and reissued as a paperback (ISBN 9781291044911) and an e-book; more information at

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