However, edf and the unions were convinced that the relatively unusual circumstances of the HPC project should not lead to the agreements reached not being replicable to other projects. Barbara Jones, Director of Human Resources, EDF, told us that “the spirit in which this was done” involves working together between the customer, the unions and the contractors and is “absolutely replicable”. [73] The union representatives agreed and stated that the terms of the agreement would be supported by EDF`s willingness, as the client, to deal with it judiciously. [74] Steve Murphy also pointed out that the government is the largest customer in the construction sector in the UK and accounts for around 80% of all contract contracts. [75] It should therefore be able to exert a similar influence on its contractors. .