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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 to investigate payday lending market

    27 Jun 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to carry out an investigation into the market for payday lending in the UK.

  • CC provisionally clears soft drinks merger

    11 Jun 2013

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

  • CC to bar Eurotunnel ferries from Dover

    6 Jun 2013

    Eurotunnel will be stopped from operating ferry services at the port of Dover, after the Competition Commission (CC) decided that its acquisition of three ferries and other assets from the former ferry operator, SeaFrance, could mean higher prices for cross-Channel passengers and freight customers.

  • Ryanair may have to reduce its stake in Aer Lingus

    30 May 2013

    Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair) faces having to reduce its shareholding in Aer Lingus Group plc (Aer Lingus), after the Competition Commission (CC) provisionally decided that its 29.8 per cent stake could reduce competition on routes between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

  • Cinema merger issues statement

    29 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the completed acquisition by Cineworld plc of City Screen Limited (City Screen).

  • Global/GMG final report

    21 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has decided that Global Radio Holdings Limited (Global) must sell radio stations in seven areas of the UK following its completed acquisition of Real and Smooth Limited (formerly GMG Radio Holdings Limited).

  • CC looks to break open cement market

    21 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is lining up a wide range of measures to break open the cement market in Great Britain (GB), after provisionally finding that both structure and conduct in the sector limit competition by aiding coordination between certain UK producers.

  • CC confirms partial approval for FirstGroup Scottish bus route changes

    17 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has confirmed that it will allow FirstGroup to withdraw one bus service and modify two other services in the Glasgow operating area, but has ruled against other changes requested by the operator.

  • China clay mining businesses issues statement

    15 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the completed acquisition by Imerys Minerals Limited (Imerys) of the kaolin business of Goonvean Limited (Goonvean).

  • AEG/Wembley Arena issues statement

    7 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the completed acquisition by AEG Facilities UK (AEG Facilities) of the contract to manage Wembley Arena.

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