|Phase 1 date||Action|
|21 March 2017||Decision published|
|10 March 2017||Decision announced|
|2 February to 16 February 2017||Invitation to comment|
|2 February 2017||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
10 March 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated non-household retail water and sewerage services joint venture between South Staffordshire Water Plc and South West Water Limited. The full text of the decision is available below:
Invitation to comment: Now closed
2 February 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.
Launch of merger inquiry
2 February 2017: The CMA has launched its phase 1 investigation following the European Commission’s decision to refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.