CMA fines – £29 million and rising

DSM has become the latest demolition company to declare the amount of money it has earmarked to settle fines that are expected to be levied by the Competition and Markets Authority following an investigation into alleged bid rigging in the UK demolition sector. The Midlands-based company has set aside £1.6 million, taking the total so…Read moreRead more

CMA prolongs the agony…again

If the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into bid-rigging and price covering within the UK demolition industry has taught us anything, it is that the CMA views deadlines as a movable feast. Ever since the investigation began back in March 2019, the CMA has promised further updates on no less than six separate occasions. And…Read moreRead more

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CMA hands down massive collusion fines. The competition watchdog has fined two major suppliers to some of Britain’s biggest construction firms more than £15 million for colluding to reduce competition and keep prices up. Vp Group and MGF (Trench Construction Systems), which supply excavation groundworks products, have been slapped with fines of £11.2 million and…Read moreRead more

Six in collusion probe…

Cartel busters’ decision imminent as spotlight turns on demolition sector. Up to six demolition companies and their directors face some sleepless nights as the findings of an anti-collusion probe carried out by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) draws to its denouement. The CMA launched a probe into possible collusion in the supply of construction…Read moreRead more

Comment – Collusion probe creeps closer…

Competition & Markets Authority net closing across construction sector. I can tell you precisely where I was when I received a tip-off that a number of UK demolition firms had allegedly been raided by anti-collusion investigators. I was at the Messe Munchen exhibition centre in Munich during the Bauma 2019 show, on my way to…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Industry under investigation…

Anti-collusion investigation sets its sights on demolition. DemolitionNews understands that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is currently probing as many as seven UK demolition companies as part of its ongoing investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services that may infringe Chapter 1 of the Competition Act 1998. The companies in…Read moreRead more

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