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Comment: UK funeral-sector probe signals risk of Covid-19's impact on antitrust thinking

By Simon Zekaria
  • 09 Apr 2020 11:05
  • 14 Apr 2020 03:45
The UK Competition and Markets Authority’s findings to date in its funeral-sector investigation demonstrate the vulnerability of enforcers’ carefully managed antitrust probes to being upended by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Even as the disease claims hundreds of lives daily, funeral providers and crematorium operators worry that lockdown conditions are causing unprecedented difficulties and challenges

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