|March 2017 (estimate)||Decision on next phase of the investigation in light of evidence received to date|
|December 2016 to March 2017 (estimate)||Further information gathering and analysis of information requests|
|November 2016||Decision to proceed with the investigation|
|June to November 2016||Further investigation including further information requests|
|June 2016||Decision to proceed with the investigation|
|December 2015 to June 2016||Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal or informal information requests and party’s responses|
|1 December 2015||Investigation opened|
- The investigation is under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and Article 102 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 Competition and Markets Authority (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
Neil Maxey (020 3738 6956, firstname.lastname@example.org)
George Lusty (020 3738 6702, email@example.com)
Senior responsible officer
Michael Grenfell (020 3738 6134, firstname.lastname@example.org)