Employment Law Updates
Resale Price Maintenance is Illegal – an Expensive Reminder from the CMA
Resale Price Maintenance – the practice whereby manufacturers take steps to fix the prices at which retailers sell their products and prevent discounting -  has been clearly illegal in the UK since 1964 and is now caught by Chapter 1 of the Competition Act 1998 and, in the EU, by...
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Employment Law Updates
Personal Liability for Directors regarding Price Fixing
The Competition and Markets Authority has just announced the disqualification of a further three directors involved in price collusion.   Back in March this year, we reported on fines totalling £7 million imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority on five companies who had operated a cartel within the office...
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Employment Law Updates
More Trouble at the Building Site
In a previous news release, we drew attention to the fact that the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) had observed that the construction industry was a fertile area for anti-competitive behaviour. The CMA has now fined five office fit-out firms £7 million for breaking competition laws.   The five –...
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Employment Law Updates
Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign
The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has launched a new cartel awareness campaign aiming to educate businesses about illegal practices and urging people to come forward if they suspect illegal behaviour, such as ‘price fixing’ or ‘bid rigging’.   Research released by the CMA to coincide with the campaign shows...
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