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An association of estate and lettings agents, three of its members and a newspaper publisher, have agreed to pay penalties totalling more than £775,000 after they admitted breaching competition law.
Important new obligations on landlords, with penalties for non-compliance.
In October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act is expected to come into force.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has invited views from the business community and consumers on the development of online reviews and endorsements.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into UK plans to give financial support to coal-fired Lynemouth power plant’s conversion to biomass.
It has been a busy start to the year for the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) merger control teams, with the CMA identifying possible concerns arising from no less than four deals in January.
The European Commission has given state aid approval to a UK scheme designed to make sure that owners of properties at risk of flooding can obtain affordable insurance.
On 1 April the FCA will acquire competition law enforcement powers in the financial services sector.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora’s trademark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google Ad-Word.
The landscape of UK consumer rights law is undergoing its largest reform since 1979.
The Competition and Markets Authority has published the final order in relation to the Competition Commission’s investigation into the UK statutory audit market for large companies.
Following an investigation sparked by complaints from rival espresso coffee capsule manufacturers, the French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso.
The Central London County Court has ruled that a permitted use restriction in a lease is anti-competitive and unenforceable.
As the economy improves, increased competitor activity and team or individual moves are inevitable.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.
OFT launches a market study into residential property management services to leaseholders in England and Wales
The OFT has launched a market study into residential property management services that will look at how the market is working for leaseholders and freeholders in England and Wales.
The Office of Fair Trading has announced that criminal proceedings have been started in its latest cartel offence investigation.
The European Commission has fined four producers of flexible polyurethane foam products a total of €114m for their participation in a cartel.
The OFT is conducting a formal investigation into suspected anti-competitive agreements and/or practices involving businesses in the property sales and lettings sector.