On 1 April 2014 the case passed from the OFT to the CMA.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
The OFT is considering whether this joint venture will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.
Launch of OFT merger inquiry
The parties provided a satisfactory submission to the OFT on 30 January 2014. The statutory timetable had previously been suspended.