|July 2017 (estimate)||Decision whether to proceed with the investigation|
|February to July 2017 (estimate)||Initial investigation, including information gathering, analysis and review of material|
|28 February 2017||Investigation opened|
- 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.
Adam Watts (020 3738 6424, email@example.com)
Joint project directors
Deborah Wilkie (020 3738 6606, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sarah Northam (020 3738 6270, email@example.com)
Senior responsible officer
Stephen Blake (020 3738 6469, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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