Fine Builders and Recruiters

On September 22, 2009, the UK Office of Fair Trading announced its decision that 103 construction firms had infringed UK competition law (the Construction Cartel). They were fined a total of £129.5 million for engaging in bid-rigging activities, mostly in the form of “cover pricing” – a breach of the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998. This article discusses the OFT's Construction Cartel investigation.


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