The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds a fine totaling £50 million to the national post office for abusing its dominant position by announcing price changes (Royal Mail / Whistl)

On 12 November 2019, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") upheld Ofcom's decision to fine Royal Mail £50 million for abusing a dominant position by announcing price changes. Royal Mail has announced that it is seeking permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAY The CAT upheld the £50 million fine on Royal Mail - the second largest single fine ever imposed in the UK for a competition law infringement. Royal Mail was found to have infringed competition law by announcing pricing changes, even though those prices changes were never

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Nigel Parr, Christopher Eberhardt, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds a fine totaling £50 million to the national post office for abusing its dominant position by announcing price changes (Royal Mail / Whistl), 12 November 2019, e-Competitions November 2019, Art. N° 95618

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