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UK Roofing Firms Admit To Cartel Activity

 |  June 14, 2020

Two of the UK’s largest suppliers of rolled lead to the roofing industry have admitted to taking part in anti-competitive arrangements and could face fines of more than £11 million (US$13.8 million).

The admissions by Associated Lead Mills and H.J Enthoven (trading as BLM British Lead) follow a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation.

A third company, Calder Industrial Materials, is also under investigation in relation to one of the arrangements and has not made any admissions.

The trio together account for about 90% of UK rolled lead supplies. The CMA stated that Associated Lead Mills and BLM British Lead entered into arrangements including, sharing the market, including by arranging not to target certain customers and colluding on prices.

Full Content: Gov UK

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