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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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  • 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.

  • Construction materials merger issues statement

    22 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the completed acquisition by Breedon Aggregates Limited (Breedon) of certain assets of Aggregate Industries UK Limited (Aggregate Industries).

  • CC makes final decision on hospitals merger

    17 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has decided that there is not enough evidence that the proposed merger between The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust would result in overall benefits for local patients. The CC has therefore decided to prohibit the merger.

  • CC finalises measures to open up audit market

    15 Oct 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published changes that will open up the UK audit market to greater competition and ensure that audits better serve the needs of shareholders in future.

  • Price control leaves china clay merger in one piece

    10 Oct 2013

    Imerys Minerals Limited and Goonvean Limited will be subject to a price control for the supply of kaolin used in the manufacture of paints and adhesives, the Competition Commission (CC) has decided.

  • CC confirms Cineworld findings

    8 Oct 2013

    New owners will run one of the cinemas Cineworld currently owns in each of Aberdeen, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge after the Competition Commission (CC) decided that its acquisition of City Screen Limited, which runs the Picturehouse chain, could mean higher prices for customers in these areas.

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