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ICT suppliers and their public sector customers both need to take action following the publication of the results of the OFT’s market study into the sector.
In a recent decision, the European Commission confirmed that investors can be found liable where they exercise ‘decisive influence’ over a company and its decisions.
Important changes to the UK’s competition law regime came into effect on 1 April 2014. This article highlights the principal changes of which businesses need to be aware.
Walker Morris has bolstered its competition team with the appointment of Shaukat Ali as a director.
The announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Competition Commission) is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market.
Broadly speaking, the competition regime will continue as before with the same basic rules. However, the opportunity has been taken to reinforce the CMA’s powers.
Ofgem, OFT and CMA have been have been working to assess whether the market for supply of gas and electricity to households and small firms is sufficiently competitive.
Walker Morris regulatory team director Ray Watson provides an overview of the Competition Commission’s working paper on the profitability of payday lending companies.
In the five years following the introduction of competition into retail energy markets in 1999, the number of energy suppliers fell from 15 to six.
The OFT can make such a reference if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that competition for the supply or acquisition of goods or services is not working effectively.
The Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013 established the Groceries Code Adjudicator to enforce the Grocery Supply Code of Practice.
New rules for concession contracts download
The EU has issued a set of rules to make sure that the way public bodies buy does not distort competition nor affect trade between member states.
New freedoms and flexibilities mean that further education providers could potentially do something that is anti-competitive and breaches UK and EU competition law.
Competition Commission publishes statement of issues following payday lending market investigation download
Following the Office of Fair Trading’s referral in late June 2013, the Competition Commission has revealed the framework for its consideration of payday lending in the UK.
The commission has issued a revised second draft of the state aid de minimis regulation, which makes amendments to the first draft and invites responses to the consultation.
Competition Commission announces investigation into payday lending industry and invites responses from interested parties download
The Competition Commission has confirmed that it is set to carry out an investigation into the market for payday lending in the UK.
The Tesco price promise that hit the news recently has come in for criticism from industry analysts and competitors.
Walker Morris has released its In Brief publication for March 2013.
Walker Morris has announced further senior appointments to its expanding regulatory and competition team. Ray Watson was recently appointed as a director in the regulatory team, while Trudy Feaster-Gee has joined the team as a partner.