|October 2016 (estimate)||Decision on whether to proceed with the investigation or to close the investigation|
|April 2016 to October 2016 (estimate)||Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses|
|12 April 2016||Investigation opened|
- The investigation is under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
- Changes to the timing of original entries in the case timetable will be made where the estimated timing in the original timetable changes.
- 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.
Assistant project director
Georgina Lake (020 3738 6631, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bethan Watts (020 3738 6564, email@example.com)
Senior responsible officer
Ann Pope (020 3738 6786, firstname.lastname@example.org)