Business continuity services: alleged abuse of a dominant position

Office of Fair Trading (OFT) closed Competition Act 1998 case.

Investigation into the supply of certain business continuity services

Case reference: C/E9693-12

Case opened: 30 January 2013

Case closed: August 2013

Summary of case

In January 2013, the OFT launched a formal investigation into a suspected breach of competition law committed by an undertaking alleged to be dominant in the provision of business continuity services. The investigation was under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998.

The OFT decided on 1 August 2013 that it is no longer an administrative priority, at this time, to continue a CA98 investigation in respect of this case. This does not constitute a view on the substance of the complaint.

Case timetable

Milestone Date
Investigation opened 31 January 2013 (actual)
Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses Jan - June 2013 (actual)
OFT analysis and review of parties' responses to information requests Feb - April 2013 (actual)
State of Play meeting Feb - April 2013 (actual)
Case closed on administrative priority grounds August 2013 (actual)

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