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The UK government has asked for evidence about services for which consumers find it time-consuming or difficult to switch provider, as part of plans to introduce seven-day switching as standard. 27 May 2016
Enforcement action taken against a fridge supplier over conditions the company placed on the resale price of its products in internet sales shows the need for all companies to promote competition law compliance within their workforce, an expert has said. 24 May 2016
On 1 April 2015, UK financial regulators the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) gained new competition law powers, which they can exercise concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
In April 2014 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) were merged into a new body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has stronger powers of investigation and takes a more proactive and much tougher approach to...
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as asset transfers, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts...
This guide was updated in October 2013.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
Competition authorities in the UK are to be given new powers to combat anti-competitive behaviour, according to plans set out in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday. 19 May 2016
The interest Midea Global is showing in buying German robotics business Kuka is a sign of a "forthcoming wave" of acquisitions of western companies by Chinese businesses, an expert has said. 19 May 2016
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