The Office of Fair Trading has confirmed that it is carrying out a Competition Act investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour in construction recruitment services. The OFT has visited several businesses in pursuance of its investigation, including Hays and Anders Elite. Whether the case will proceed, however, will depend on the evidence uncovered by the OFT. As is the norm, the OFT has stressed that there should be no assumption of a competition law infringement until it has had time to evaluate the evidence.

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