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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 AEG/Wembley Arena deal

    25 Mar 2013

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

  • CC removes hibu’s Yellow Pages undertakings

    15 Mar 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has decided to remove undertakings (the Undertakings) which currently control the prices hibu plc (hibu) (formerly Yell Group plc) can charge advertisers for inclusion in its Yellow Pages printed directory and also place restrictions on its publication of other printed directories.

  • CC set to clear Booker / Makro merger

    14 Mar 2013

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

  • CC evaluates home credit measures

    28 Feb 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an evaluation of the remedies it introduced following its investigation into the home credit market, concluding that whilst customers now benefit by around £35 million a year from more generous early rebate settlements as well as the ability to compare pricing, other measures to increase competition have been undermined by the effect of the recession on lending.

  • Audit market not serving shareholders

    22 Feb 2013

    Competition in the audit market is restricted by factors which inhibit companies from switching auditors and by the tendency for auditors to focus on satisfying management rather than shareholder needs. This is the Competition Commission’s (CC) provisional conclusion in its market investigation into the supply of statutory audit services to large companies in the UK.

  • CC questions Eurotunnel ferry deal

    19 Feb 2013

    Cross-Channel passengers and freight customers could face higher prices following Eurotunnel’s acquisition of three ferries from the former ferry operator, SeaFrance, the Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally found today.

  • Competition Commission approves reduced casino acquisition

    19 Feb 2013

    The Rank Group plc (Rank) can go ahead with its acquisition of Gala Casinos Limited (Gala) provided some changes are made to the original deal, the Competition Commission (CC) has ruled.

  • CC to investigate soft drinks merger

    14 Feb 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the proposed acquisition by AG Barr plc (Barr) of Britvic plc (Britvic).

  • CC set to remove hibu’s Yellow Pages undertakings

    14 Feb 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally decided to remove undertakings (the Undertakings) which currently control the prices hibu plc (hibu) (formerly Yell Group plc) can charge advertisers for inclusion in its Yellow Pages printed directory and also place restrictions on its publication of other printed directories.

  • CC provisional decision on radio merger

    13 Feb 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally found that the completed acquisition by Global Radio Holdings Limited (Global) of Real and Smooth Limited (formerly GMG Radio Holdings Limited) could lead to higher prices for advertisers in seven areas of the UK.

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