Supply of precast concrete drainage products: civil investigation

The CMA is investigating suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of products to the construction industry under the Competition Act 1998.

Case reference: 50299

Case information

The investigation concerns suspected infringements of the Chapter I prohibition in the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and/or of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The CMA is conducting a related criminal investigation into whether individuals have committed an offence under section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002.

The milestones in this investigation are largely contingent on the progress of the related criminal case. 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 and no assumption should be made at this stage that any infringement of the CA98 has occurred. Not all cases result in the CMA issuing a statement of objections. As a result, it would not be appropriate to include any further estimates of the timing of any later investigative steps at this stage.


Assistant project director

Georgina Laverack (020 3738 6493,

Project directors

Deborah Wilkie (020 3738 6606,

Ruth Ashworth (020 3738 6848,

Senior responsible officer

Michael Grenfell (020 3738 6134,

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