You can check this out on the Office of Fair Trading’s website see http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/business_leaflets/general/parties-and-fines.pdf
The story is about building firms engaged in unfair trading practices se the BBC website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8268116.stm
Here on the KCC website conformation that it is this building firm http://www.kent.gov.uk/news/nover-turner-building-work.htm
Some of the questions begged here are:
Was KCC right to engage a building firm under investigation for rigging contract bids?
Was the contract rigged?
Will workers on the Turner Contemporary be laid off so the builder can afford to pay the fine?
Picture (click on it to enlarge) from my publication Ramsgate's Answer to Turner & Tracey by Bob Simmonds click on the link to view the book http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/id135.htm
Update I have been assured that the contract for the Turner Contemporary has at no time been the subject of an investigation into rigging.
I should like to make it clear that I haven’t suggested it was and that I am sure £17.5m is a fair and reasonable cost.