|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.
- Press release: CMA challenges lighting company’s pricing restrictions
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Susan Oxley (0203 738 6365, email@example.com)
Senior responsible officer
Ann Pope (0203 738 6786, firstname.lastname@example.org)