It may have escaped your notice but there has recently been a bit of a hullabaloo surrounding the Rules of Membership of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain.
The BWB Charity & Social Enterprise team are delighted to present their Spring 2018 update.
For many, particularly charities, membership associations and those active in public or third sectors, competition law is about as relevant as particle physics. At BWB, our extensive experience across the public and private sectors of the UK economy means we have a good understanding of the dynamics at play.
A recent judgment by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed that an accreditation body can be an ‘undertaking’ under the Competition Act 1998 and so can be challenged in the UK courts for alleged anti-competitive conduct.
BWB's Lindsay Draffan has written an article for Construction News regarding a new campaign from the Competition and Markets Authority which signals a new resolve to tackle cartels and provides more encouragement to whistleblowers.
Most businesses instinctively know that cartels are ‘not above board’. They mostly associate cartels with price-fixing amongst competitors but a cartel can include other less obvious arrangements where businesses effectively agree not to compete with each other.