Light fittings sector: anti-competitive practices

The CMA is investigating suspected anti-competitive agreements between a supplier of light fittings and its resellers under Chapter I CA98 and/or Article 101 TFEU.

Case timetable

Date Action
November 2016 Decision taken to continue with the investigation (further update by February 2017)
August 2016 to November 2016 (estimate) Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuing formal or informal information requests and receipt of parties’ responses. CMA analysis and review of parties’ responses to information requests
16 August 2016 Investigation opened

Case information

On 16 August 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in the light fittings sector. The investigation is under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

The CMA has not reached a view as to whether there is sufficient evidence of an infringement of competition law for it to issue a statement of objections to any of the parties under investigation. Not all cases result in the CMA issuing a statement of objections.

As a result, it would not be appropriate at present to include any further estimates of the timing of any later investigative steps at this stage.

Further detail of the CMA’s procedures in Competition Act 1998 cases is available in our guidance.


Assistant project director

Amanda Adams (0203 738 6309,

Project director

Susan Oxley (0203 738 6365,

Senior responsible officer

Ann Pope (0203 738 6786,

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