Case reference: CE/9882-16
|January 2017||Settlement announced|
|November 2016||Investigation continuing (further update by the end of February 2017)|
|July 2016||Decision taken to proceed with the investigation (further update by the end of October 2016)|
|March 2016 to July 2016 (estimate)||Initial investigation: information gathering, including the issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses; potential state of play meetings with parties|
|30 March 2016||Investigation opened|
19 January 2017: Two businesses have admitted infringing competition law in relation to the supply of furniture products in the UK and agreed to pay fines totalling more than £2.8 million. This includes a discount to reflect the resource savings to the CMA generated by the companies’ admissions and their co-operation with the CMA’s investigation. Another business reported its part in the cartel conduct under the CMA’s leniency policy and will not be fined, provided it continues to co-operate and complies with the other conditions of the CMA’s leniency policy.
- Press release: £2.8 million fine for furniture parts cartel (19.1.17)
- 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.
Deborah Wilkie (0203 738 6606, email@example.com)
Ruth Ashworth (0203 738 6848, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior responsible officer
Stephen Blake (0203 738 6469, email@example.com)