The UK Competition Authority fines a domestic light fittings company £1.5M for restricting the level of discounts retailers could offer to customers online (Dar Lighting)

Dar Lighting fined £1.5 million for illegally preventing online price discounts* The CMA has issued millions of pounds worth of fines in recent years to firms, including those in the lighting and musical instrument sectors, for preventing retailers from offering discounts online. Most recently, in March 2022, we fined Dar Lighting, a supplier of domestic light fittings, £1.5 million for restricting the level of discounts retailers could offer to customers online. Stopping firms from illegally preventing discounts online is becoming more and more important with online retail growing significantly in the UK in recent years. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant more people than ever before now shop online. When online resellers have the freedom to price items independently,

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority fines a domestic light fittings company £1.5M for restricting the level of discounts retailers could offer to customers online (Dar Lighting), 21 June 2022, e-Competitions June 2022, Art. N° 107123

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