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
March to June 2017 (estimate) Receipt of any written and oral representations
February 2017 Statement of objections issued
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

Statement of objections

9 February 2017: The CMA issued a statement of objections alleging that a supplier of domestic light fittings has breached competition law through online resale price maintenance.


  • 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).
  • No conclusion should be drawn that there has been an infringement of competition law at this stage and the recipients of the statement of objections will now have an opportunity to respond to the allegations.
  • The CMA will consider any representations it receives before any decision is taken as to whether competition law has in fact been infringed.
  • Further detail of the CMA’s procedures in CA98 cases is available here: CMA’s procedures in Competition Act cases.
  • Changes to the timing of original entries in the case timetable will be made where the estimated timing in the original timetable changes.


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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