Supply of solid fuel products

The CMA is investigating suspected anti-competitive agreement(s) and/or concerted practice(s) in respect of the supply of solid fuel products in the UK under Chapter I CA98/Article 101 TFEU.

Case reference: 50366-1

Case timetable

Date Action
December 2017 Investigation continuing (further update by end of March 2018)
September 2017 Decision taken to continue the investigation (further update by end of December 2017)
August to September 2017 Further information gathering and evidence assessment in relation to the investigation, and considering next steps (further update by end of September)
April to July 2017 Assessing evidence, gathering further information in relation to the investigation, and considering next steps
March 2017 Decision taken to continue the investigation
November 2016 to March 2017 Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuing of formal or informal information requests and analysis of parties’ responses
November 2016 Investigation opened

Case information

On 7 November 2016, the CMA launched an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in respect of the supply of solid fuel products in the UK. The investigation is under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The investigation relates to suspected anti-competitive agreement(s) and/or concerted practice(s) in the supply of the solid fuel and charcoal products in the UK.

This case is at an early stage and no assumption should be made that there has been an infringement of competition law.

Further detail of the CMA’s procedures in Competition Act 1998 cases is available in our guidance.

Contacts

Media contact

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

Assistant Project Director

Parul Shah (020 3738 6495, parul.shah@cma.gsi.gov.uk)

Project Director

Juliette Enser (020 3738 6857, juliette.enser@cma.gsi.gov.uk)

Senior Responsible Officer

Stephen Blake (020 3738 6469, stephen.blake@cma.gsi.gov.uk)

Anyone with information about suspected anti-competitive activity is encouraged to contact the CMA.

Published 9 November 2016
Last updated 22 December 2017 + show all updates
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