Provision of products and/or services to the construction industry: civil investigation

The CMA is investigating suspected anti-competitive behaviour in relation to the provision of products and/or services to the construction industry in the United Kingdom.

Case timetable

Date Action
July 2017 Decision taken to proceed with the investigation (further update by the end of February 2018)
February to July 2017 Initial investigation, including information gathering, analysis and review of material
28 February 2017 Investigation opened

Case information

  • The investigation concerns suspected infringements of Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and/or Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
  • Changes to the timing of original entries in the case timetable will be made where the estimated timing in the original timetable changes.
  • The investigation is ongoing and 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 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.


Team leader

Adam Watts (020 3738 6424,

Joint project directors

Deborah Wilkie (020 3738 6606,

Sarah Northam (020 3738 6270,

Senior responsible officer

Stephen Blake (020 3738 6469,

Media enquiries

Any media enquiries should be directed to a member of our Press Office

Published 2 March 2017
Last updated 1 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Timetable updated.
  2. First published.