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The risk of businesses colluding with one another over the price of goods and services would diminish if there was extensive use of personalised pricing algorithms in digital markets, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said. 10 Oct 2018
UK manufacturers are putting investment plans on hold in response to uncertainty over the final outcome of Brexit and fears of the growing trade tensions between the US and China. 01 Oct 2018
Merger Control in the UK is regulated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), following the merger of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) in 2014. The CMA has strong powers of investigation and takes a proactive approach...
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expects company directors to have a standard of skill and involvement that ensures that companies don't break EU and UK competition law. Failure to meet that standard could lead to individuals being disqualified...
Cartels involve companies acting together to restrict competition in a way that affects trade. It is both a civil and a criminal offence in the UK.
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
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.
The role that data can play in improving competition, innovation and consumers' experiences in the UK's financial services, energy and telecoms markets is to be considered in a new cross-government review. 01 Oct 2018
ANALYSIS: A UK government proposal would expand ministers' already considerable powers to intervene in mergers on national security grounds. 21 Sep 2018
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