NFRC launches lead cartel investigation

Roofing trade association, National Federation of Roofing Contractors, is formerly investigating two of its supplier members,  Associated Lead Mills Ltd (ALM) and BLM British Lead, following the news today that both had been fined for entering into anti-competitive arrangements.

A third NFRC Supplier Member, Calder Industrial Materials Ltd, had been previously implicated in this case; however, today the CMA clarified that there were no grounds for action in respect of this firm. Therefore, this Member will not be subject to NFRC’s investigation.

NFRC Chief Executive, James Talman, said: “NFRC stands for roofing excellence and in no way tolerates anti-competitive practices amongst its membership. Now the CMA has made its final judgement, and all the evidence is available to us, we will refer this case to our Risk Committee to consider the behaviour of the two members involved, in light of our Code of Practice.

“The CMA has given a clear message that construction is very much in the spotlight and any firms who are found to undertake anti-competitive arrangements run the risk of large fines. We hope to work with the CMA to ensure the roofing industry is fully aware of competition law and understands the consequences of non-compliance.”

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