Information for businesses: resale price maintenance (RPM)

Advice to help businesses understand more about illegal resale price maintenance (RPM) practices and compliance with competition law.

In June 2017, the CMA announced it had fined a supplier of domestic light fittings £2.7 million for breaking competition law by restricting resellers’ freedom to set their own prices online – a form of RPM. Previously in May 2016, the CMA imposed fines of over £3 million after finding businesses in 2 separate cases had engaged in similar RPM practices.

Following these cases, we’ve published advice to help suppliers and retailers across all sectors understand the practices that are regarded as RPM, and what to do if they are, or may have been, involved in RPM or similar practices. You can also watch our short film that explains what RPM looks like in practice.

Advice for businesses

Open letter

Case studies

  1. Resale price maintenance case studies
Published 21 June 2016