CMA commitments decision published and case closure
4 October to 25 October 2017
Consideration of representations received in response to the consultation on commitments
3 October 2017
Consultation on commitments proposed by the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain closed
22 August to 3 October 2017
Consultation on commitments proposed by the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain open
June to August 2017
Discussions with the party on proposals for commitments
March to May 2017
Receipt of written and oral representations on the statement of objections
Statement of objections issued
June to December 2016
Further investigation and analysis, including further information requests
Decision to proceed with the investigation
December 2015 to June 2016
Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal and informal information requests and the party’s responses. CMA analysis and review of the party’s responses to information requests. State of play meetings with the party under investigation
Decision to accept binding commitments
26 October 2017: The CMA has published its decision to accept binding commitments from the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain to change certain of its rules in order to address the competition concerns identified by the CMA in the course of its investigation.
Formal acceptance of commitments by the CMA has resulted in the termination of the investigation, with no decision made as to whether or not the Competition Act 1998 has been infringed.
22 August 2017: The CMA has published a notice of intention to accept the commitments offered by the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain and invited representations from interested third parties on that proposed course of action.