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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.

Conflict of interest

The outside interests of members, staff and external advisers may give rise to potential conflicts of interest. The CC must consider possible affects of potential conflicts of interest and may take prudential action to manage any issues if deemed necessary.

The CC has published guidance on this matter which takes into account the Woods-Scawen review of conflicts of interest:
Guidance on outside interests (PDF, 75 Kb) 

Review of the Competition Commission’s policy on conflict of interest (PDF, 143 Kb) 

Code of practice for reporting panel members and specialist panel members
(PDF, 82 Kb)


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