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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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  • NI Regulator refers electricity price control to CC

    1 May 2013

    The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation has referred a price control determination for Northern Ireland Electricity Ltd (NIE) to the Competition Commission (CC) following the company’s decision to reject the Utility Regulator’s price control determination for the period January 2013 to September 2017.

  • OFT refers cinema merger to the Competition Commission

    1 May 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the completed acquisition by Cineworld plc of City Screen Limited (City Screen).

  • CC publishes 2013/14 Business Plan

    23 Apr 2013

    The Competition Commission has published its Business Plan for 2013/14, which sets out its aims and objectives over the next 12 months and addresses the specific challenges it faces in meeting them.

  • CC clears Booker / Makro merger

    19 Apr 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has formally cleared the completed acquisition by Booker Group PLC (Booker) of Makro Holding Limited (Makro).

  • Competition Commission confirms Rank/Gala approval

    11 Apr 2013

    The Rank Group plc (Rank) can go ahead with its acquisition of Gala Casinos Limited (Gala), after the Competition Commission (CC) approved a buyer for the licence Rank holds to run a casino in Edinburgh.

  • CC publishes final Market Investigation Guidelines

    5 Apr 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published its final guidelines on market investigation references, along with new guidelines on disclosure of information in inquiries.

  • CC telecoms determinations published

    4 Apr 2013

    The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has published the Competition Commission’s (CC’s) final determination on price controls in appeals brought by Sky/TalkTalk and BT against a decision by Ofcom on how much Openreach, a division of BT Group, can charge communications providers for access to some of its wholesale telecoms services.

  • OFT refers merger of china clay mining businesses to CC

    3 Apr 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the completed acquisition by Imerys Minerals Limited (Imerys) of the kaolin business of Goonvean Limited (Goonvean).

  • CC to give partial approval to FirstGroup bus route changes

    28 Mar 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally decided to 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.

  • Barr / Britvic issues statement

    25 Mar 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the proposed acquisition by AG Barr plc (Barr) of Britvic plc (Britvic).

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