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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 invites evidence on possible changes to BBC magazine undertakings

    1 Feb 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is inviting evidence on whether to vary or remove the BBC’s undertakings which restrict the BBC’s ability to promote magazines which it also publishes.

  • Hospitals merger issues statement

    28 Jan 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the proposed merger of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (PH).

  • Stansted deal completes BAA sell off

    21 Jan 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) has approved the sale of Stansted Airport by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA) to Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

  • CC to investigate hospitals merger

    8 Jan 2013

    The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate the proposed merger of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (PH).

  • CC rules against AkzoNobel/Metlac merger

    21 Dec 2012

    The Competition Commission (CC) has confirmed that the proposed acquisition by Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) of Metlac Holding S.r.l. (Metlac Holding) would result in a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) in the supply of metal packaging coatings for beer and beverage cans in the UK.

  • CC final determination on NI gas price control is published

    19 Dec 2012

    The final determination of the Competition Commission (CC) on the price control and licence conditions for Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd (PNGL) has been published today. The CC submitted its report on 28 November to the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (Utility Regulator). This means that PNGL’s regulatory asset base will not be reduced by as much as the Utility Regulator had planned in its determination published in January 2012.

  • Casino sales could be on the cards

    18 Dec 2012

    Rank Group plc (Rank) could be required to find buyers for a number of casinos, or be prohibited from buying these casinos, before its acquisition of Gala Casinos Limited (Gala) can go ahead, after the Competition Commission (CC) provisionally found that the merger could damage competition in six areas of the UK.

  • Eurotunnel/SeaFrance issues statement

    17 Dec 2012

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the completed acquisition by Groupe Eurotunnel SA (Eurotunnel) of certain assets of former ferry operator, SeaFrance SA (SeaFrance).

  • Booker/Makro issues statement

    12 Dec 2012

    The Competition Commission (CC) has published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the completed acquisition by Booker Group plc (Booker) of Makro Holding Limited (Makro).

  • Private motor insurance investigation - issues statement

    12 Dec 2012

    The Competition Commission (CC) has today published an issues statement and timetable as part of its market investigation into private motor insurance.

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