UK’s competition regulator CMA has imposed a fine of £382,500 on Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership (CESP) Ltd. for a number of competition law infringements September, 2008 to May, 2015. Such infringements included recommending its members refusal to accept lower fees offered by an insurer, and that they charge insured patients higher self-pay fees, circulation of price-list for ophthalmic procedures, facilitating collusion and price-sharing. 

It should be noted that the initial fine imposed was £500,000. A discount of 10% was applied for adoption of a comprehensive compliance programme by CESP and another 15% for co-operation and settlement agreed to by the CESP.