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From 1 April 2014 the Competition Commission is abolished and its functions transferred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). There will be no further updates to this website after 31 March.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) brings together the Competition Commission (CC) and the competition and certain consumer functions of the OFT. The CMA takes on its full powers and responsibilities on 1 April 2014.


Professor Stephen Littlechild has decided to step down from being a member of the Competition Commission. The Secretary of State for BIS has accepted his resignation.

Members are appointed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to the CC for eight years, following open competition. They are selected and appointed for their experience, ability and diversity of skills in competition economics, law, finance and industry.

Groups of at least three members are selected to undertake each inquiry, usually led by the CC Chairman or a Deputy Chairman.

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