Light fittings sector: anti-competitive practices
The CMA investigated suspected anti-competitive agreements between a supplier of light fittings and its resellers under Chapter I CA98 and/or Article 101 TFEU.
|3 May 2017||Final infringement decision issued to party|
|April 2017||Party offered to settle investigation with CMA|
|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|
Settlement and infringement decision
On 3 May 2017, the CMA issued a decision finding that The National Lighting Company Limited and its subsidiaries Saxby Lighting Limited, Endon Lighting Limited and Poole Lighting Limited infringed competition law and imposed a fine. The fine includes a discount to reflect savings due to the company’s admissions and its co-operation with the CMA under a settlement agreement.
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.
- Press release: CMA challenges lighting company’s pricing restrictions
Assistant project director
Amanda Adams (0203 738 6309, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Susan Oxley (0203 738 6365, email@example.com)
Senior responsible officer
Ann Pope (0203 738 6786, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Published: 17 August 2016
Updated: 4 May 2017
Opened: 16 August 2016
- Settlement and infringement decision issued.
- Statement of objections issued and timetable updated.
- Timetable updated.
- First published.