The UK Competition Authority establishes vertical restrictions on the market for the supply of mobility scooters (Roma Medical Aids)

Not playing nicely* Recently, there have been two striking cases of organisations behaving badly in a way that the outside world would think was well out of order. In the first example – the Roma Medical Aids case – it isn’t just about somebody breaking the rules. It’s about a company acting in a way that a half-decent person wouldn’t dream of doing so. Roma Medical Aids is a company based in Bridgend in Wales that makes mobility scooters. Two years ago, it got together with seven UK online retailers and agreed a ban on their selling Roma-branded mobility scooters online and advertising their prices on the internet. Not surprisingly, this cosy little arrangement meant that vulnerable consumers – who obviously found it difficult physically to visit several stores – had a seriously

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  • Max Findlay (London)

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Max Findlay, The UK Competition Authority establishes vertical restrictions on the market for the supply of mobility scooters (Roma Medical Aids), 5 August 2013, e-Competitions August 2013, Art. N° 58764

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