CMA investigation – The news is spreading

Any hopes that the provisional findings of the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into demolition price fixing might quickly fade from public view have been dashed at media outlets across the UK begin their own investigations. Although the news continues to spread, here is a list of the more notable news outlets covering the news:…Read moreRead more

NFDC responds to CMA provisional findings

The National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has responded to this morning’s news that 10 of its member have been named in the provisional findings of the investigation into alleged collusion and price-fixing. The Federation’s role is to champion professional standards within the demolition industry. We have a clear code of conduct, which all members…Read moreRead more

CMA ball drops (but quietly)

A number of demolition contractors are understood to have received fines following a three-year probe by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA). Leading construction news portal Construction Enquirer is reporting that penalties following the investigation into six companies have now been handed-out. Officials at the CMA have declined to comment beyond confirming that updates on…Read moreRead more

Opening the CMA files…

DemolitionNews compiles dossier charting continuing collusion investigation. The highly-secretive but potentially far-reaching investigation into alleged collusion within the UK demolition industry is a topic that has had the sector transfixed for more than two years now. Who is involved? Are they guilty? What will the punishment be? How will the fallout impact and shape the…Read moreRead more

Comment – A sense of foreboding…

It’s way over eighteen months now since we revealed that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) had turned its investigative spotlight towards the demolition industry. Indeed, it was initially thought that an investigation into alleged collusion involving as many as six UK demolition firms would have been concluded back in September 2019. As that deadline…Read moreRead more