(by Andreas Stephan) In just over a week, the Office of Fair Trading has imposed £130m in fines on 103 construction companies for bid-rigging and cover pricing, and £40m on six recruitment firms supplying the construction industry, for price-fixing and a collective boycott of an intermediary firm. Many are asking, why is the OFT flexing its muscles now? Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy’s new blog. CCP, based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), conducts research into competition policy from the perspective of economics, law, business and political science.