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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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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent


Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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