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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 clears waste merger

    28 Mar 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has formally cleared the completed joint venture between Tradebe Environmental Services Limited and SITA UK Limited.

  • Playout merger cleared

    27 Mar 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has, by a majority, formally cleared the anticipated acquisition by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) of Creative Broadcast Services Holdings (2) Limited (Creative).

  • CC keeps pharmaceutical data undertakings in place

    26 Mar 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has decided against varying or removing undertakings which restrict the way in which IMS Health Incorporated (IMS) sells its specialized pharmaceutical data services.

  • CC to investigate tracer merger

    24 Mar 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the completed acquisition by Alliance Medical Group Limited (Alliance) of the assets of IBA Molecular UK Limited used to produce Fluorodeoxyglucose 18F (FDG-18).

  • CC provisionally confirms jurisdiction in Eurotunnel case

    21 Mar 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally confirmed that it has jurisdiction over Groupe Eurotunnel’s (GET’s) acquisition of three ferries and related assets, previously belonging to the ferry operator SeaFrance (now liquidated).

  • CC to investigate adherence packaging merger

    14 Mar 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the anticipated acquisition by Omnicell, Inc./MTS Medication Technologies, Inc. of SurgiChem Limited from Bupa Care Homes (CFG) plc.

  • Merger looks set to play out

    27 Feb 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has, by a majority, provisionally cleared the anticipated acquisition by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) of Creative Broadcast Services Holdings (2) Limited (Creative).

  • CC provisionally clears waste merger

    20 Feb 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally cleared the completed joint venture between Tradebe Environmental Services Limited (Tradebe) and SITA UK Limited (Sita).

  • CC publishes rules for airport licence appeals and NHS tariff references

    10 Feb 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published two sets of procedural rules on how it will deal with appeals and references under new regulatory regimes for airport licences and the national tariff for NHS healthcare services.

  • Breedon may face site sales in three areas

    6 Feb 2014

    Breedon Aggregates Limited (Breedon) may have to sell asphalt and ready-mix concrete (RMX) operations in three areas of north-east Scotland after the Competition Commission (CC) provisionally found that some customers could face higher prices following Breedon’s acquisition of a package of assets from Aggregate Industries UK Limited (Aggregate Industries).

  • CC sets out changes for private healthcare

    16 Jan 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) has outlined its proposed measures to increase competition in the private healthcare market.

  • CC to create new cement producer

    14 Jan 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) is opening the way for a fifth cement producer in Great Britain in order to increase competition in the market.

  • CC to reconsider jurisdiction in Eurotunnel case

    8 Jan 2014

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to reconsider the issue of jurisdiction in its inquiry into Groupe Eurotunnel’s (GET’s) acquisition of three ferries and other assets from the former ferry operator, SeaFrance.

  • CC set to keep pharmaceutical data undertakings in place

    23 Dec 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally decided against varying or removing undertakings which restrict the way in which IMS Health Incorporated (IMS) sells its specialised pharmaceutical data services.

  • CC telecoms determination published

    20 Dec 2013

    The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has published the Competition Commission’s (CC’s) final determination in an appeal brought by Verizon and Vodafone.

  • CC seeks to reduce the cost of motor insurance

    17 Dec 2013

    The Competition Commission’s (CC) provisional findings on the £11 billion private motor insurance market have found that it is not working well for motorists and the CC is now looking at ways to reduce the cost of premiums.

  • Healthcare risk waste joint venture issues statement

    5 Dec 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its inquiry into the completed joint venture between Tradebe Environmental Services Limited (Tradebe) and SITA UK Limited (Sita) – Tradebe Healthcare (Holdings) Limited.

  • CC consults on airport licence condition appeal rules

    29 Nov 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is consulting on its draft rules of procedure for dealing with airport licence condition appeals, which could include challenges to the price controls introduced for airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

  • CC clears laser eye surgery merger

    20 Nov 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has formally cleared Optimax Clinics Limited’s (Optimax’s) completed acquisition of Ultralase Ltd (Ultralase), after accepting that Ultralase would otherwise have gone out of business.

  • CC provisional determination on NI electricity price control

    8 Nov 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally determined that significant changes should be made to Northern Ireland Electricity Ltd’s (NIE) price control conditions. It has done so in a way which is designed to keep price increases to customers down while maintaining the reliability of supply.

  • Television playout services merger issues statement

    6 Nov 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its inquiry into the anticipated acquisition by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) of Red Bee Media Limited (Red Bee Media).

  • Ryanair / Aer Lingus merger consultation on the Draft Final Order

    5 Nov 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) today issued for public consultation a draft final Order setting out how it intends to implement the remedies set out in the Ryanair / Aer Lingus final report.

  • CC to investigate waste management services joint venture

    29 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the completed joint venture between Tradebe Environmental Services Limited (Tradebe) and SITA UK Limited (Sita) – Tradebe Healthcare (Holdings) Limited.

  • CC provisionally clears laser eye surgery merger

    25 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally cleared Optimax Clinics Limited’s (Optimax’s) completed acquisition of Ultralase Ltd (Ultralase), after accepting that Ultralase would otherwise have gone out of business.

  • CC consults on national tariff methodology rules

    24 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is consulting on its draft rules of procedure for dealing with regulatory references from Monitor in relation to the NHS national tariff methodology.

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