The UK OFT proposes for the first time a settlement in order to cease information exchange and price-fixing (Independent Schools)

In recent years the Office of Fair Trading (the “OFT”) has been concerned about exchanges of information by UK independent schools. For some years it has been conducting an investigation into allegations of price fixing, through a voluntary exchange of information, by 50 independent schools with charitable status in breach of Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 (“CA”) (the equivalent of Article 81(1) EC). The schools being investigated have alleged, amongst other things, that the breach, if any, was an inadvertent technicality, since they were unaware that

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Alison Jones, The UK OFT proposes for the first time a settlement in order to cease information exchange and price-fixing (Independent Schools), 9 November 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Cartel settlements, Art. N° 684

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