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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.

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  • CC paves way for new cement producer

    8 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is looking to invigorate competition in the Great Britain (GB) cement market by opening the way for a new independent producer.

  • CC to investigate television playout services merger

    1 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the anticipated acquisition by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) of Red Bee Media Limited (Red Bee Media).

  • CC retains BBC magazine undertakings

    24 Sep 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has formally decided to retain undertakings which restrict the BBC’s ability to promote magazines which it also publishes.

  • CC to investigate construction materials merger

    24 Sep 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the completed acquisition by Breedon Aggregates Limited (Breedon) of certain assets of Aggregates Industries UK Limited (Aggregate Industries).

  • CC formally clears AEG / Wembley Arena deal

    2 Sep 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has formally cleared the completed acquisition by AEG Facilities UK (AEG) of the contract to manage Wembley Arena.

  • Optimax / Ultralase issues statement

    30 Aug 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into Optimax Clinics Limited’s (Optimax’s) completed acquisition of Ultralase Ltd (Ultralase).

  • Private patients pay for lack of competition

    28 Aug 2013

    Many private hospitals face little competition in local areas across the UK, leading to higher private medical insurance premiums and charges for private patients, the Competition Commission (CC) has found.

  • CC requires Ryanair to sell shareholding in Aer Lingus down to 5 per cent

    28 Aug 2013

    Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair) will be required to sell its 29.8 per cent stake in Aer Lingus Group plc (Aer Lingus) down to 5 per cent. This will be accompanied by obligations on Ryanair not to seek or accept board representation or acquire further shares.

  • Cineworld could have to sell cinemas

    20 Aug 2013

    Cineworld Group plc (Cineworld) could have to sell cinemas in three areas after the Competition Commission (CC) provisionally concluded that its completed acquisition of City Screen Limited, which runs the Picturehouse chain, would lead to higher prices for customers in Aberdeen, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.

  • CC invites evidence on pharmaceutical data undertakings

    16 Aug 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is inviting evidence on whether to vary or remove undertakings which restrict the way in which IMS Health Incorporated (IMS) sells its specialised pharmaceutical data services.

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