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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 set to retain BBC magazine undertakings

    16 Aug 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally decided to retain undertakings which restrict the BBC’s ability to promote magazines which it also publishes or has a financial interest in.

  • Payday lending investigation - issues statement

    14 Aug 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published an issues statement as part of its market investigation into payday lending.

  • CAT refers leased lines appeal to CC

    1 Aug 2013

    The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has referred an appeal by Verizon UK Limited and Vodafone Limited to the Competition Commission (CC) over the amount BT is permitted to charge for certain types of wholesale leased lines.

  • CC to investigate laser eye surgery merger

    29 Jul 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate Optimax Clinics Limited’s completed acquisition of Ultralase Ltd.

  • CC concerns over china clay merger

    24 Jul 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally ruled that the merger between kaolin suppliers Imerys Minerals Limited and Goonvean Limited could lead to a loss of competition and higher prices for some of their customers.

  • CC provisionally clears AEG/Wembley Arena deal

    23 Jul 2013

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

  • CC outlines measures to promote a more competitive audit market

    22 Jul 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published a provisional decision regarding the remedies it is considering introducing when it publishes its final report on the supply of statutory audit services to large companies in the UK this autumn.

  • Competition Commission publishes annual report

    15 Jul 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2012/13.

  • Hospitals must now prove merger benefits

    11 Jul 2013

    The review of the proposed merger between The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has now reached the stage at which any benefits that might result from it are considered by the Competition Commission (CC). The CC has provisionally concluded that the proposed merger would reduce choice in a number of clinical specialties for local patients. The CC will now consider evidence relating to any benefits that the merger may give rise to.

  • CC clears soft drinks merger

    9 Jul 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has formally cleared the proposed acquisition by AG BARR plc (Barr) of Britvic plc (Britvic).

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