Case reference: CE/7510-06
Summary of work
The OFT has completed its investigation into collective boycott and
alleged price fixing by certain recruitment agencies in breach of the
Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998.
On 30 September 2009 the OFT announced its final decision imposing fines
totalling £39.27 million on six recruitment agencies for price-fixing
and the collective boycott of another company in the supply of
candidates to the construction industry. On 13 November 2009 the OFT
published the non-confidential version of this Decision.
Three out of six recruitment agencies appealed the decision to the
Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). These appeals concerned the level of
the penalty imposed by the OFT. The CAT handed down its judgment on 1
Published 30 September 2009